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2LT Erwin Rubinstein

2LT Erwin Rubinstein

Birth
Death 30 Mar 1944
Bulgaria
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 14-16
Memorial ID 43549547 · View Source
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Husband of Leonore Rubinstein who resided in Brooklyn, New York.

Erwin served as a Second Lieutenant on B-17G (#42-31851), 20th Bomber Squadron, 2nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

Erwin was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 collided with B-17G (#42-31683) during a bombing mission over Sofia, Bulgaria during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on August 18, 1949.

Service # O-749403

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Airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31851):

Crowl, Walter R ~ 2nd Lt, Delaware
Luksch, Richard L ~ T/Sgt, New York
Marion, William B ~ Sgt, South Carolina
McKee, Homer D ~ S/Sgt, Washington
Morrish, Tony H ~ Sgt, Louisiana
O'Grady, Peter F ~ S/Sgt, Connecticut
Reilly, Orville W, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Ohio
Rubinstein, Erwin ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Warga, Andrew W, Jr ~ S/Sgt, New Jersey
Wickham, Fred O, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Virginia

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For airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31683) see:

Rigney, Leroy P ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, New Hampshire

( Bio & Crew Reports by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 26 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43549547
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Erwin Rubinstein (unknown–30 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43549547, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .