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Date of Death
May 07, 1944
Place of Burial
Loiret, France
Cemetery
Orleans Main Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
23
Enlistment No.
J- 25067
Rank
Flying Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flying Officer Elmer Aaron was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the RCAF in Montreal in March 1942 and received his commission as a flying officer in October 1943 (in England). Flying Officer Aaron had completed 14 missions and had been forced to bail out of his ships twice before his last flight. He was participating in a raid on Tours in France and was about fifteen miles from his objective when his squadron was caught in a concentration of anti-aircraft fire. Four planes were seen to burst into flames, and it was later announced that nine craft of this squadron had failed to return. (Canadian Jews in World War II)
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
1920
Date of Death
October 14, 1942
Place of Burial
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cemetery
Halifax Memorial
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
D-124550
Rank
Private
Unit
Canadian Army Dental Corps
Notes
Private Charles Abelson of Montreal, Quebec, was presumed to have died on October 14, 1942, according to an official announcement. He was aboard the S.S. Caribou, which was torpedoed and sank in Cabot Strait. He happened to be aboard the ill-fated ship because he had overstayed his leave and missed the transport on which he had been scheduled to sail. Private Abelson joined the army in Montreal on May 6, 1940.
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
June 29, 1922
Date of Death
November 15, 1943
Place of Burial
Cheshire, England
Cemetery
Chester (Blacon) Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
21
Enlistment No.
J-9152
Rank
Flying Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flying Officer Lawrence Abelson of Ottawa, Ontario, was killed during a training flight (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. A-730). He was awarded his Operation Wing posthumously. Flying Officer “Duke” Abelson enlisted in the Air Force on November 6, 1940, and trained at Victoriaville, Quebec, and Regina, Saskatchewan, before graduating as Observer from Mossbank, Saskatchewan, where he was awarded a gold R.C.A.F. disc for leading his class. He was stationed at Rivers, Manitoba, when he was commissioned. After serving as an instructor at Chatham, New Brunswick, and Mountain View, Ontario, Flying Officer Abelson proceeded overseas in the fall of 1942. Before being attached to the No. 418 R.C.A.F. (City of Edmonton) Mosquito Squadron, he took a wireless course in England. Honours and awards: Defence Medal; CVSM & Clasp; War Medal 1939-45; Aircrew Europe Star. (From “There I Was ... A Collection of Reminiscences by Members of the Ottawa Jewish Community Who Served in World War II,” published by the Ottawa Post Jewish War Veterans and the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society.)
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Death
October 16, 1918
Place of Burial
Pas de Calais, France
Cemetery
Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
Age at Time of Death
26
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
2nd Canadian Engineers
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Lieutenant Eric Abendana of Port Antonio, Jamaica, was appointed to the Canadian Engineers in 1916 and went overseas with the 4th Divisional Engineers the following June. In England he was seconded for duty under the War Office in charge of the construction of aerodromes. On rejoining the Engineers, 14th Field Company, he went to France in the spring of 1918 and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, C.E., in July. Three months later he died of pleurisy at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station. (Source: Veterans Affairs Canada web site)
Subjects
World War I
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
May 21, 1897
Date of Death
March 03, 1917
Place of Burial
Pas de Calais, France
Cemetery
Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi
Age at Time of Death
23
Enlistment No.
443201
Rank
Lance Corporal
Unit
54th Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Notes
Lance Corporal Charles Abrahamson was from Revelstoke, British Columbia. (British Jewry Book of Honour WWI written by Rabbi Dr. H. Abramowitz, Senior Chaplain to the British Forces)
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World War I
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
1916
Date of Death
August 03, 1941
Place of Burial
Devon, England
Cemetery
Exeter Jewish Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
J-5089
Rank
Pilot Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Pilot Officer Hyman Abrams, R.C.A.F., of Montreal, was killed in a flying accident overseas on August 3, 1941, according to an official report. He had been in England only six weeks when he met his death. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in July 1940 and was given a commission as observer after graduating from Rivers, Manitoba, in May 1941. He went overseas the following month, one of the first members of the R.C.A.F. to cross the Atlantic aboard a bomber. A brother, William Abrams, was the first executive secretary of the War Efforts Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress.
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
November 21, 1919
Date of Death
May 16, 1944
Place of Burial
Assens, Denmark
Cemetery
Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
J-15627
Rank
Flying Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flying Officer Mark Abramson, of Ottawa, Ontario, was for official purposes presumed dead (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 1152) on May 16, 1944, after having been listed missing after air operations (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 913). He enlisted in the air force on July 1, 1940, and after graduating as a sergeant observer at Rivers, Manitoba, in February 1941 was posted overseas a month later. He was promoted to the rank of flying officer on August 10, 1942. Flying Officer Abramson participated in many flights over Nazi territory and was nearing completion of his second tour of operations when he was reported missing. (Canadian Jews in World War II.)
Subjects
World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Death
May 10, 1945
Place of Burial
Toronto, Ontario
Cemetery
Toronto (Mount Sinai) Memorial Park
Age at Time of Death
34
Enlistment No.
S/39116
Rank
Corporal
Unit
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
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Signalman David Abramson, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, of Ansonville, Ontario, was reported dangerously ill on September 26, 1944 (Casualty List M-616). He served overseas before he was discharged.
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
1919
Date of Death
November 03, 1942
Place of Burial
Toronto, Ontario
Cemetery
Toronto (Roselawn) Hebrew Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
23
Enlistment No.
R-129960
Rank
Leading Aircraftman
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Leading Aircraftman Sidney Acker, of Guelph, Ontario (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 416, November 6, 1942), was killed when the Anson bomber in which he was flying crashed at Dorchester, Ontario.
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
December 17, 1919
Date of Death
August 11, 1944
Place of Burial
Calvados, France
Cemetery
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
D-27062
Rank
Guardsman
Unit
Canadian Grenadier Guards
Notes
Guardsman Archie Adelman of Montreal, Quebec, was killed in action in France on August 11, 1944, according to an official announcement. Guardsman Adelman enlisted with the Canadian Grenadier Guards in 1941 and went overseas in 1942. He trained in England for two years. He was with the invasion forces on D-Day and was serving as a tank crew member with the 22nd Armoured Regiment in France when he lost his life. A brother, Corporal Harry Adelman, also served overseas with the R.C.E.M.E. (Canadian Jews in World War II.)
Subjects
World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
October 01, 1917
Date of Death
January 06, 1945
Place of Burial
Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
Cemetery
Durnbach War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
27
Enlistment No.
J-6390
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flight Lieutenant Birney Adilman, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was reported missing in action overseas and presumed dead. Enlisting in the Air Force in October 1940, Flight Lieutenant Adilman went overseas as a bomber pilot in July 1941. He completed a tour of operations in Hampdens and Wellingtons and was posted to a Canadian operational training unit in England as an instructor before gong on leave in June 1944. He flew on missions over Hamburg, Essen, Paris, Bremen and Cologne, and laid mines at Kiel, Lorient and off the Dutch coast. He was forced to make four crash landings. He was pilot of an aircraft in a squadron that raided the Gnome-Rhone works outside Paris on June 19, 1942, without dropping his bombs. "We spent twenty minutes over the target but the cloud was too thick and we couldn't pinpoint the target," Flight Lieutenant Adilman reported on his return to base. (Canadian Jews in World War II.)
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World War II
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Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
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CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Date of Birth
June 01, 1924
Date of Death
September 19, 1944
Place of Burial
Coriano Ridge, Italy
Cemetery
Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
20
Enlistment No.
D-142868
Rank
Private
Unit
48th Highlanders of Canada
Notes
Private Saul Albert of Montreal, Quebec, was officially reported killed in action in Italy on September 19, 1944. He enlisted in the army in June 1943 and was sent overseas in April 1944. While overseas he was transferred to the 48th Highlanders.
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World War II
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CJC0001
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