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Soloman Elmasian


Sol Elmasian flew with the 756 th Bomb Squadron. He is a member of the 459th BGA as member 1289. He also has the distinction of being the father of the first women President of the 459th BGA-- Susan A Elmasian-- who did such an outstanding job of oranizing and running the 459th`s Washington, D.C. Reunion in 2004

Sol's first 12 missions were as a Navigator. Then he trained at Bari, Italy and became a Radar Mickey Navigator. He then flew as Mickey Lead Crew for the remainder of his tour. Back in the States, he was sent to train in B-29s but the Pacific War ended, in September,1945, before he was sent to the Pacific.



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Front Row L to R

Willie Lowe - Bombadier

Ray Rawlston - Pilot

Leonard Quick - Co-pilot

Solomon Elmasian - Navigator

Back Row L to R

George Fissel - Ball Turret

Bruce Coger - Nose Turret

Donald Humphrey - Engineer - Gunner

Robert Blackburn - Photo-Gunner

Seymour Spilkowitz - Radio Oper

Arden Howland Gunner


See Document 1 and 2 below

Soloman Elmasian

1st Lt. Soloman Elmasian was assigned to the 459th BG 756th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator/Mickey Oper.


Front Row L to R

The following information on Soloman Elmasian is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on 1st Lt. Elmasian. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Soloman Elmasian's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

Solomon Elmasian

F/O

4684

11/24/1944

 

AM

Air Medal (AM)

Solomon Eimasian

2nd Lt

1293

03/08/1945

 

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Soloman Elmasian

1st Lt.

2333

04/01/1945

 

DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Soloman Elmasian

1st Lt.

689

04/01/1945

 

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Elmasian Solomon

1st Lt

2160

04/07/1945

 

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Solomon Elmaslan

1st Lt

2333

04/13/1945

 

DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Soloman Elmasian

1st Lt

2688

04/23/1945

 

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

SOLOMON ELMASIAN

1LT

2689

04/23/1945

 

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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