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Jacob Silverstein

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I Jacob Silverstein

October 20, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/67673

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Samuel and Dana Silverstein, of Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on the St. Donat Memorial and RCAF Liberator III Memorial.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ST. DONAT ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Coll. Grave. Lot GE. 34.

Location:

The 24 Royal Canadian Air Force casualties were previously buried in the isolated grave site at nearby Black Mountain.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JACOB SILVERSTEIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JACOB SILVERSTEIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JACOB SILVERSTEIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– This newspaper clipping appeared in a 1946 edition of "The Guardian" newspaper, Charlottetown, PEI. The airplane mentioned in the article was a Liberator aircraft # 3701 enroute from Gander, Newfoundland to Dorval, Quebec. It crashed and burned on the west side of a foothill of Black Mountain in Quebec. There is a Memorial Cairn on Black Mountain that was erected in memory of the twenty four gallant lads who lost their lives there.
  • St. Donat Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Memorial Plaque on Black Mountain– A picture of the memorial plaque erected at the site of the crash that took the lives of 24 Canadians.
  • Close-Up of Memorial Plaque
  • Obituary– Jack Silverstein is honoured on page 71 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca

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