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Singer Saul

Saul Singer
Serial Number:
8th Squadron, 62nd Troop Carrier Group
Date of Death:
New York
Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York
H, 9818
Air Medal

Saul Singer served in the 8th Squadron of the 62nd Troop Carrier Group. He was born on Fenruary 6, 1917 and was from Long Island. New York. On January 12, 1944, he was a crewmember aboard a Special Operation C-47 Skytrain ( 41-18681) with the mission of air dropping soldiers of the British 2nd Regiment of the Special Air Services (SAS) team to attack a German airfield (Sant Egidio Airfield outside Peruguia, Italy). After successfully dropping the six-person SAS team, the C-47 Sky Train crashed on Monte Tezio resulting in complete loss of life. The Crew consisted of: Nowotny, Raymond A ~ Lt. Col, Pilot, CA McNeil, J J, Jr ~ Maj, Co-Pilot, TX Piatak, John, Jr ~ Capt, Navigator, NY Nocentini, Joseph L ~ Capt, Surgeon, PA Holmes, Ross A ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, OK Singer, Saul ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, NY From Find a Grave: Saul served as a Sergeant & Radio Operator on C-47 #41-18681, 8th Squadron, 62nd Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 13, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted as being employed in sports and also as Single, without dependents. Saul was "Killed In Action", with five other crewmen, when his C-47 was shot down and crashed near Monte Tezio, Italy during the war. He was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart. The American crew had just completed an air-drop of British troops near Lake Trasimeno, where they were sent to sabotage German war planes. After making the drop, the aircraft was heading back to an air base in southern Italy. Saul was originally interred in Italy and was later repatriated here on November 16, 1949. Service # 12042086