Jerome L. Solomon

Jerome L. SolomonBadge-pilot
First Lieutenant, USAAF



1st Lt. Jerome L. Solomon, USAAF

Solomon portrait

Army Serial Number O-499405
MOS code 1092 (Pilot, B-24) [1]

Born on 24 April 1915 in Pennsylvania and died at the age of 29.
In 1944 the Solomon family was living at 1304 Louise Street, Munhall, Pennsylvania.
Jerome carried on his studies till the first college year, and in 1940 he is reported to be working as a clerk in a liquor store [2].

In february 1941 he received a civilian pilot instruction certificate from the Pittsburgh Aero Club and the Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the Civil Aeronautics Authority [3].

Jerome had initially served in the 456th Bombardment Group (Heavy), before being attached, on 4 October 1944, to the 885th Bombardment Squadron.
He flew seven special missions with the 885th BS totaling over 43 combat hours [4].

[1] Military Occupational Specialty code.
[2] Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Schedules, Sixteenth Census of the United States, USA, 1940.
[3] Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 14 Feb 1941, p. 4.
[4] NARA, RG 18, E 7A, box 3675. 885th BS, Office of the Operations Officer, report of 21 Oct 1944.