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Paul Kaplan

Military

Service

People

  • Thomas Casey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-27656 McKinley Jr. High

    B-25 Mitchell
    Named for McKinley Junior High School in Muncie, Indiana, whose students had raised $200,000 to "buy a bomber."

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York 21 July 1923
Lived in Brooklyn, New York 30 June 1942

830 42nd Street

Died near Gricigliana Railroad Bridge, Italy 22 June 1944

Kaplan was KIA by shrapnel when his B-25 was hit by flak. He was reported dead before the aircraft went down.

Buried Long Island National Cemetery 16 November 1949

Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
PLOT SECTION J SITE 13587

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 00:52:20 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44027_13_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_64906...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84986664/paul-kaplan
"The Bridgebusters" - Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, page 110

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