Aliyah Bet & Machal Virtual Museum

 

Air Force, by Unit*

 

Legend:
  • † Christian
  • # Killed in Action
  • £ Served in other Branches
  • ¥ Served in Aliyah Bet and Machal
  • § Served in Other Units of Army

No. 1 Squadron

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Bettencourt, Manuel USA Air Gunner
# Boyd, Spencer Andrew USA St. Louis MO Pilot
Burstein, Sam USA Pilot
Cohen, Leonard "Len" USA Pilot
Diamond, Paul USA Bombardier
§ Dougherty, Richard E. USA Cleveland OH Pilot
§ Fisher, William "Willy" CAN Winnipeg Man. Navigator
§ Kaplansky, Yedidia "Eddy" CAN Montreal Que. Pilot
Katzin, Sol USA Pilot
Nelson, Edward CAN Windsor Ont. Air Gunner
Renov, Jeremy "Jerry" USA Shreveport LA Pilot
§ Soltau, John USA Cleveland OH Pilot
§ Tolchinsky, Percy "Pussy" USA New York NY Pilot
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No. 2 Squadron

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Goldstein, Hy "Chaim" USA Pilot, Commander
§ Moster, Ralph CAN Vancouver BC Pilot, Commander
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No. 69 Squadron

Name Nationality Hometown State Duties
Albrecht, Donald USA Flint MI
Aronson, Irving USA Air Gunner
Baltman, William "Bill" CAN Toronto Ont. Flt Engineer
§ Blum, Kenneth USA New York NY Electronics
§ Brodigan, Charles CAN Vancouver BC Pilot
§ Camerman, Sam CAN Vancouver BC Air Gunner
Caplan, Len USA Air Gunner
Dinkin, Harry CAN Toronto Ont. Radio Op
Duboff, Harold USA Radio Op
Feldman, Sam USA Pilot
Fink, David USA Detroit MI Air Gunner
Fuller, James (civilian?) USA Geneva OH Mechanic
Garbovitsky, Morley CAN Winnipeg Man. Navigator
Germack, Walter USA Geneva OH Mechanic
Gershalter, Edward USA Air Gunner
Kahn, Ira USA Air Gunner
Kaplan, Murray USA New York NY Mechanic
Lichtman, William "Bill" USA New York NY Flt Engineer
Majzels, Leo USA Flt Engineer
McConville, John USA Pilot
Merovihtz [Mervin], Harry CAN Winnipeg Man. Air Gunner
Poll, Maurice USA Air Gunner
Schwarzbach, Marshall USA Air Gunner
Soltan, Irving USA Air Gunner
Spicehandler, Daniel USA New York NY Air Gunner
Steinberg, Otto CAN Montreal Que. Air Gunner
Wadman, Charles "Bill" CAN Calgary Alb. Air Gunner
Weinstein, Jerome "Jerry" USA Navigator
§ Yankner, Morris USA Pilot
§ Zychick, Eugene USA Cleveland OH Mechanic
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No. 101 Squadron

Name Nationality Hometown State Duties
# Andrews, Stanley USA Pilot
Antin, Sydney USA Pilot
§ Augarten, Rudolph "Rudy" USA Philadelphia PA Pilot
Dangott, Caesar Morton USA Pilot
Doyle, John "Jack" CAN London Ont. Pilot/Instructor
Etchells, David CAN Hamilton Ont. Pilot
Feldman, Seymour "Sy" USA Pilot
Finkil, Aaron "Red" USA New York NY Pilot
Frankel, Leon USA Minot ND Pilot
Freeman, Alfred W. "Al" USA Pilot
Friedman, Shol USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
Kates [Katz], Harold CAN Toronto Ont. Airframe Mech
Levitan, Elkan CAN Montreal Que. Engine Mech
§ Lichter, George USA New York NY Pilot
Lichtman, Gideon "Giddy" USA Newark NJ Pilot
McElroy, John F. CAN Vancouver BC Pilot
McGee, Chris USA Pilot
Nomis, Leo USA Santa Monica CA Pilot
Peake, Wayne USA Pilot
Pomerantz, William "Bill" USA Pilot
£ Reiter, Walter CAN Toronto Ont. Intel Officer
Rubenfeld, Milton (Cy) USA Pilot
Schroeder, Wm "Sure Shot" USA Pilot
Sinclair, Geo Leslie "Lee" CAN Winnipeg Man. Pilot
# Vickman, Robert Lester USA Pilot
Wilson, C. Denzel "Denny" CAN Hamilton Ont. Pilot
Wolfe, Albert USA Pilot
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No. 103 Squadron

Name Nationality Hometown State Duties
Blackwood, James Edwin USA Pilot
Boshes, Samuel USA New York NY Pilot
# Canter, Wilfred "Wilf" CAN Toronto Ont. PIlot
Cravitt, Daniel USA Miami FL Pilot
Crudgington, Charles USA Detroit MI Pilot
£ Danovitch, Abe CAN Montreal Que. Bomb Chucker
§ Drutz, David CAN Toronto Ont. Radio Op
Fitchett, Leonard CAN Vancouver BC Pilot
Gordon, Smerell USA Detroit MI Radio Op
Katz, Samuel USA Mishawaka IN Pilot
Kilgour, James USA Pilot
§ Orloff, Harold CAN Vancouver B.C. Pilot
Orringer, Paul USA New York NY Pilot
Pozkanzer, Dov USA New York NY Radio Op
Spink, Thomas CAN Vancouver B.C. Pilot
# Stevenson, Fred CAN Vancouver B.C. Pilot
§ Wygle, Brien CAN Vancouver B.C. Pilot
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No. 106 Squadron

Name Nationality Hometown State Duties
Edelstein, Stephen CAN Pembroke Ont. Navigator
§ Goodlin, Chalmers "Slick" USA Pilot
Kaplansky, Dave CAN Montreal Que. Bomb Chucker
§ Wygle, Brien CAN Vancouver BC Pilot
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No. 35 Flight

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
§ Baker, George Lynn USA Pilot
§ Black, Chester USA Pilot
Feldstein, Howard Irving USA Pilot
§ Flint, Mitchell "Mike" USA Kansas City MO Pilot
§ Gibson, Theodore H. Jr. USA Miami FL Pilot
Rosofsky, Ralph USA New York NY Pilot
Sutton, Bernard "Terry" CAN Vancouver B.C. Pilot
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505 Radar Squadron

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Ettenberg, Morris (Moshe) USA New York NY Commanding Officer
Fishman, Max USA Pittsburgh PA Radar Tech/Maintenance
Heckelman, A. Joseph USA New York NY Radar Tech
Morris, Samuel CAN Vancouver BC Radar Op
£ Naturman, Meyer CAN Montreal Que. Radar Tech
Sackin, Milton USA New York NY Radar Tech
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Air Photography Unit

Name Nationality Hometown State Duties
Aberle, Calvin Ross USA Air Photographer
Griver, David USA Air Photographer
Jacoby, Arieh USA Air Photographer
Joffe, Yale CAN Vancouver BC Air Photographer
Lee, Goodwin USA Air Photographer
Paris, Marvin USA Air Photographer
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Air Transport Command

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
§ Applebaum, Ted USA Washington DC Pilot
Auerbach, Harold "Hal" USA Oakland CA Pilot
Bass, Jack USA Radio Op
Bean, James USA Pilot
Beckwith [Beck], Morris CAN Ottawa Ont. Navigator
§ Bethlahmy, Nogah USA Pittsburgh PA Navigator
# Beurling, Geo F. "Buzz" CAN Verdun Que. Pilot
Bornstein, Herbert USA New York NY Flt Engineer
§ Bradshaw, William "Blacky" CAN Dundas Ont. Pilot
Bream, Burt USA Navigator
Campos, Paul USA Pilot
Chaber, Victor USA New York NY Radio Op
Chinsky, Eddie CAN Windsor Ont. Radio Op
Cohen, Eli USA Norma NJ Navigator
Cohen, Seymour "Sy" USA New York NY Radio Op
Craven, Lawrence USA Pilot
§ Cuburnek, Julius USA Chicago IL Navigator
§ Cunningham, Allan USA New York Pilot
Davis, Hershel USA Pilot
Dawn, Robert USA San Diego CA Flt Eng/mech
Dichek, Leonard USA San Diego CA Navigator
Dobrowitz, Al USA Navigator
Dunsky, Paul USA Radio Op
Eichel, Sheldon USA Pilot
Evans, Robert USA
Feldman, Leopold USA Radio Op
Fine, Robert Daniel USA New York NY Pilot
Fingerhut, Ben USA Radio Op
Fingerman, Sol USA Radio Op
§ Ford, Arthur USA Pilot
§ Fuchs [Foster], Murray "Ray" USA New York NY Pilot
Gardner, Leo USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
# Gerson, William USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
Goldberg, David USA Pilot
§ Goldstein, Coleman USA Pilot
§ Goldstein, Jack CAN Montreal Que. Radio Op
Gordon, Max USA Pilot
§ Greene, Harold "Pappy" USA Pilot
§ Ilowite, Arnold USA New York NY Pilot
Kahn [Cohen], Max USA Cleveland OH Flt Engineer
§ Katz, William "Bill" USA Pilot
Kaufman, Maurice USA Pilot
# King, Ernest "Glenn" USA Los Angeles CA Flt Engineer
Klausner, Shmuel "Sam" USA Philadelphia PA Navigator
Kosteff, Don USA Pilot
§ Kurtz, Raymond "Ray" USA New York NY Pilot
Lee, Naron "Smoky" USA Pilot
§ Lenart, Lou USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
Lerner, Seymour USA Navigator
Levine, Leonard USA Navigator
Lewis, Samuel USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
Lichtman, Leo USA Radio Op
Livingston, Harold USA Haverhill MA Radio Op
Luery, Bob USA Pilot
Lutrell, Robert USA Navigator
Malpine, William "Bill" USA Providence RI Pilot
§ Marmelstein, Phil USA Philadelphia PA Pilot
§ Maseng, Trygvie Johannes USA Pilot
Miller, Leo "Dusty" USA Pilot
§ Moonitz, Norman USA New York NY Pilot
§ Moore, Livingston USA Pilot
§ Nachman, Harvey USA New York NY Navigator
Newman, Rudolph J. USA Detroit MI Radio Op
§ Nott, Charles "Red" USA Pilot
Novick, William "Bill" CAN Montreal Que. Pilot
Panar, David CAN Edmonton Alb. Mechanic
Paskman, Martin USA Radio Op
Polansky, Elliot USA New York NY Pilot
# Pomerantz, Sam USA Pilot
Raab, Lawrence "Larry" USA Philadelphia PA Pilot
§ Raisin, Albert "Al" USA Pt. Washington NY Pilot
Ribakoff, Martin USA East St. Louis IL Pilot
Roberts, Donald "Don" USA Burbank CA Flt Engineer
# Rosenbaum, Moses Aaron USA Brooklyn NY Navigator
Rothstein, Harold USA Pilot
Rowland, Gerald USA Navigator
Schild, Philip USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
Schindler, Irwin "Swifty" USA FL Pilot
§ Schwartz, Harry USA Pilot
Schwartz, Irwin "Steve" USA New York NY Navigator
Shatan, Milton USA Flt Engineer
§ Siegel, Joseph CAN Glace Bay N.S. Radio Op
§ Siske, Robert Lester USA Pilot
§ Sklar, Benjamin USA Flt Engineer
§ Smith, Jack CAN Winnipeg Man. Radio Op
§ Solsberg, Albert CAN Toronto Ont. Radio mech
Sosnow, William USA Flt Eng/mech
Sprung, Stewart R. USA Miami FL  
§ Stern, Theodore "Ted" USA Radio Op
§ Sturrey, Ben "Red" CAN Winnipeg Man. Navigator
Styrak, Edward R. USA Radio Op
Swing, Julian USA Los Angeles CA Pilot
Trop, Albert USA Pilot
Troube, Avraham "Al" CAN Toronto Ont. Radio Op
§ Waterhouse, Francis USA Pilot
Weddel, Robert Clarence USA Flt Engineer
Weinblatt, Fred USA Pilot
Wise, Julius USA Navigator
Yadven, Arthur "Art" USA Pilot
§ Yankner, Morris USA Pilot
§ Yurman, Shlomo CAN Winnipeg Man. Instrmnt mech
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Training Command

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Bethlahmy, Rhoda USA New York NY Israeli Air Academy office
Calisi, Paul USA Pilot
Cowan, Selwyn USA Clifton NJ
Glickman, Edward USA
Gordon, Charles "Chuck" USA Pilot
Gottlieb, Seymour USA
Hines, George Edward USA Pilot
Kaplan, Henry "Hank" USA Madison WI Pilot
Langer, Albert CAN Toronto Ont. Radio Op
§ Nemer, Roscoe "Rocky" USA Pilot
Pears, James CAN Hamilton Ont. Pilot
Pendelton, Eugene USA Pilot
Perlstein [Perry], Victor USA Los Angeles CA Navigator/Instructor
§ Ravich, Abraham USA Radio Op
Woolf, William USA New Brunswick NJ Mechanic
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Ground Signals

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Chartok, Solomon USA
§ Goodelman, Solomon USA Urbana IL Radar/Electronics
Kastner, Meyer CAN Montreal Que. Ground Radio Op (Ekron)
Kushner, David "Art" CAN Vancouver B.C. Ground Radio Op (Ekron)
Losak, Stanley USA
Olfman, Jacob "Jack" CAN Winnipeg Man. Ground Radio Op (Ekron)
Rabinowitz, Baruch USA Chicago IL
Rosen, Joseph USA
§ Ruvinsky, Aaron "Art" CAN Winnipeg Man. Ground Radio Op (Ekron)
Wildevsky, Moshe USA
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IAF Command

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Agriss, Leon USA Air Inspector's Office
Binder, Howard USA Philadelphia PA IAF Bomb Squad
Brettler, Lou USA Supply Officer
Commanday, Maurice USA New York NY
Commanday, Ruth USA New York NY Nurse
£ § Freedman, Nathan CAN Winnipeg Man. Aircraft Electrician
Haber, Bernard Dov USA Dayton OH Vice Commander
Heller, George USA New York NY Instructor
# Holton, Oliver Garfield USA Pilot
# Levy, Alvin USA Long Beach NY Mechanic
Macarov, David USA Savannah GA Signal Security-Intel
Samson, Norman USA Baltimore MD Controller
Shimshoni, Daniel USA Ft. Worth TX O/C Aide
Silverman, Leon "Lee" USA Los Angeles CA Intel Officer
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Ekron Airfield

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Back, Samuel USA Philadelphia PA Aircraft Mechanic
Blum, Eugene USA New York NY Meteorologist
Caplan, Alexander CAN Montreal Que. Aircraft Modification/Repair
Cohen, Aaron CAN Kamsack Sas. Flight Engineer
Cohen, Barnet USA Philadelphia PA Aircraft Engineer
† Dahms, Evelyn USA San Diego CA Office Secretary
† Dahms, Fred USA San Diego CA Aircraft Mechanic
Floom, Harold CAN Winnipeg Man. Flight Engineer
Solter, Yehuda USA Detroit MI Aircraft Mechanic
Winters, Charles USA Miami FL Pilot
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Unknown Units

Name Nat Hometown State Duties
Alper, Max USA Syracuse NY Aircraft Maintenance
Anger, Stanley CAN Toronto Ont.
Berman, Leopold Philip USA Intelligence Branch
Bleviss, David USA Los Angeles CA Psychologist
£ Borowsky [Porath], Zipporah USA New York NY Medic and Intel
Cohen, Nat USA Chief of Intelligence
Covent, Perry CAN Toronto Ont. Navigator
Fingeroot, Ben USA Detroit MI Aircraft Mechanic
Firestone, Walter USA Maintenance/Engineering
Freeman, Lionel CAN Toronto Ont. Administration
Goldberg, Chas Raphael USA Intelligence Branch
Goldstein, Leon USA Miami FL Cleaning of parts
Gordon, Machen CAN Preston Ont. Intelligence Branch
£ Harris, Eliahu USA Boston MA Ops room officer
Heckelman, Tsiporah D. USA New York NY Code/Cipher Clerk
Hodes, Roberta O. USA New York NY Radar Op
Hohenberg, John USA Ops and Security
Jacobs, Sol CAN Toronto Ont. Flight Engineer
† Kane, James CAN Windsor Ont. Air Gunner
Kettner, Frank CAN Calgary Alb. Intel officer
Lappen, Lester USA Aircrew Pool
Lipschitz [Lipton], Edward CAN Toronto Ont. Pilot
Manolson, Will CAN Calgary Alb. Pilot
Merson, Leonard CAN Montreal Que. Intelligence Branch
Miller, Daniel USA Ops Wing
Newfield, Frank CAN Toronto Ont. Intelligence Branch
Ostrovsky [Osten], Sid CAN Edmonton Alb. Intel officer-Sdeh Dov
Rosenbaum, Aaron USA Safety Equipment
Roser, John USA Aircrew Pool
£ Ross, Benjamin "Barry" CAN Calgary Alb. AF Security
Schlaff, Allan USA
Shawmut [Lessner], Shaloma USA Pittsburgh PA Link Trainer
£ Spiegel, Albert CAN Toronto Ont. Air Base Flying Control
Weisberg, Murray USA New York NY
£ Wohl, David CAN Edmonton Alb. Transport Driver
Wright, David Isadore CAN Hamilton Ont. Flying Control-Sdeh Dov
Ziev [Sivkin], Nachum CAN Montreal Que. New York Recruiting Office
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*If viewers of this Virtual Museum see errors or omissions that they can correct, such as misspelled names, missing names, or missing hometowns, editors of the Virtual Museum will appreciate being informed. For various reasons, including the great passage of time, it has been difficult to compile complete, accurate lists of veterans. Corrections and additions can be transmitted to israelvets-director@jou.ufl.edu
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