Abraham Silverman - Police Report Updated:
15 FEB 2021
Uddrag af oversættelse af Politirapport om
2nd Lt Abraham Silverman.
Han blev fundet
meldt savnet i oktober. I januar 1944 kom et
Bogstavet H var nederst på hans ID-skilt angav hans trosretning.
Han var Hebræisk - jøde.
Trækorset på hans grav på Magleby Kirkegård på Langeland
blev i 2007 erstattet af en Davidsstjerne efter anmodning fra en
slægtning til Bernard Bercuson, der stadig
er begravet i Magleby.
Læs mere om
Krigergravene på Magleby kirkegård.
Dr. David J. Bercuson tog initiativ til denne udskiftning.
Han fik fastslået at Abraham Silverman var jøde og han fandt frem
til historien om denne flyver. David J. Bercuson var så venlig at sende
omkring 200 sider til www.airmen.dk!
Liget blev undersøgt i detaljer.
I maj 1948 blev det overført til
Ardennes American Cemetery.
Ardennes 2016 og links derfra.
I februar 1949 fik Jacob Silverman begravet sin søn i New York.
Excerpt of a translation of the Police Report about
Abraham Silverman. In October he was reported
Missing in Action. In January 1944 a Telegram
he was Killed in Action.
He was found about
here. The letter H at the bottom of his ID-tag means Hebrew.
He was a Jew.
In 2007 the wooden cross on his former grave in
on Langeland was replaced with a Star of David at the request of a relative
of Pilot Officer
who is still buried in Magleby. More about this in the text about
The replacement was on the initiative of Dr. David J. Bercuson. He
established that Abraham Silverman was a Jew and he traced the story of this
Dr. David J. Bercuson kindly sent about 200 pages to
body was thoroughly examined. In May 1948 it was disinterred and taken to
Ardennes American Cemetery
Belgium. See also
Ardennes 2016 and
links from there. Finally in February 1949 Jacob Silverman had his son
buried in New York.
In the case of
this airman he was first reported Missing in Action and more than 3 months
later Killed in Action. Many letters and documents state how his father and authorities
in the many stages of just this case. Abraham Silverman's body was found,
identified, buried, disinterred, taken to Belgium, shipped to the
USA and reburied in New York. His personal property had to be collected and
given to the family even if there were not many items to find. Of course
be documented, but the amount of papers is very overwhelming.
You may also
see de Mars
Documents about Co-Pilot 2nd Lt
Raoul A. de Mars and his way back to the United States. By a miracle
he and his crew survived!