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 James “Jabby” Jabara

James “Jabby” Jabara

Birth
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 17 Nov 1966 (aged 43)
Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot E-478-D, map grid W/31
Memorial ID 5862 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5862
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James “Jabby” Jabara (10 Oct 1923–17 Nov 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5862, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .