M.617  First Officer Isy Rabinowitz 
 flag usa  b. 24 Apr 1914, Manhattan NY 17 Jul 1941 to 28 Aug 1943 

 

     

 Ed. Hebrew Technical Institute, NY (Auto Engineering)

m. 1936 Elsie [Neufield] (divorced October 1942)

Address in 1941: 1575 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn

Next of kin: Mother: 571 Union Ave, Bronx, NYC

prev. Commercial Pilot

prev. exp 1200 hrs


Postings: 3FPP, 1FPP

Off sick from 23 Mar to 13 Apr 1943 after a tonsillectomy

He was

- fined in Jan 1942 for 'making a false statement to O.C. of Pool',

- suspended for 3 days in Nov-42 for landing after time, and

- severely reprimanded in Mar-43 for non-observance of airfield regulations.

4 accidents, 1 his fault:

- 5 Jan 1942, he failed to control a Tomahawk landing and ground-looped,

- 10 Jan 1942, when his Beaufighter slipped on  a wet runway and collided with a Hampden;

- 18 Feb 1942, his Blenheim lost an airscrew spinner and he force landed, and

- 13 Jan 1943, a fault in the hydraulic system of a Mosquito meant that the undercarriage collapsed on landing.

"Above average as a pilot" 

"This pilot was exceedingly keen up to April [1942], since then he has been most uncooperative"

m. 30 Jul 1943 Joan [Lunt] from Oswestry, in Chester, UK

They sailed back to the USA in August 1943 on the 'Queen Elizabeth'.


They then changed their name to Lashmore (her maiden name), moved to Florida and had 2 children. Joan became a naturalised US Citizen.

He was a pilot for Riddle Air Lines and Mercury Motors. "He has flown the Delayed Early Warning system route in the Arctic and taken long hops to South America."

 Joan d. 1988

Isy  d. 20 May 2000 - Florida

  


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