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James Jabara
Birth: Oct. 10, 1923
Death: Nov. 17, 1966

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. 
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  Nina Stiles Kepple (1924 - 2005)*
  Carol Anne Jabara (1950 - 1966)*
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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 Jabara
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James Jabara
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My father often tells of having you as a flying instructor in the Air Force. You always had a cigar and would refer to yourself as their "Lebanese Leader".God Bless.
- Mary Melissa Newlon Watkins
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