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James "Jabby" Jabara
Birth: Oct. 10, 1923
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1966
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

United States Air Force Officer. He was the world's first jet-vs-jet ace. His initial victory was on April 3rd, 1951 and his 5th and 6th victories on May 20. On November 17, 1966 the Jabara family, James, Nina, James Jr., Carol Anne, Jeanne and Cathy were driving on Florida's Sunshine State Parkway near Delray Beach on the way to a new home in South Carolina where wife and children would wait out Jimmy's planned combat tour of Viet Nam. Carol Anne, sixteen years old, was driving a Volkswagen with her father as a passenger, while behind came Nina and the other children. Going through a construction zone, Carol Anne lost control of the car and it rolled several times. James Jabara was pronounced dead on arrival at the Delray hospital and Carol died two days later. Both are buried in a single grave at Arlington. 
Family links: 
  John N Jabara (1891 - 1958)
  Nina Stiles Kepple (1924 - 2005)*
  Carol Anne Jabara (1950 - 1966)*
  James Jabara (1923 - 1966)
  John Jabara (1925 - 2008)*
  Norma Lee Jabara Ellis (1931 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot E-478-D, map grid W/31
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 12, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5862
James Jabby Jabara
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James Jabby Jabara
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RIP- An American Hero. His wife, Nina's gf, Thomas Jefferson Gray, Jr., was my grandfather's uncle. My father said my mother talked about him; I'll bet she did!
- james brooks christoffersen
 Added: Dec. 13, 2015

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 Added: Nov. 17, 2015

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 Added: Nov. 17, 2015
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