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Many Jewish Officers and Men Among Members of U.S. Air Force in Russia

Many Jewish officers and men are among the American troops stationed at the United States air base “somewhere in Russia,” it is reported today by a correspondent of the Soviet Jewish Press Agency; who interviewed both the crews of the bombers and fighter places based in the USSR and also the men who man the fields.

The correspondent reveals that among the Americans are two cousins who had never met before they came to Russia, although they lived only a few miles from each other. One is Lieut. Seymour Auerbach of 1453 St. Marks Place in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, and the other is S/Sgt. Walter Auerbach of North Bergen, New Jersey.

Other Jewish airmen to whom he spoke were Lieut. Max Block of Kew Gardens. New York City, and Lieut. Meyer Trachtenberg of 1320 Manor Avenue, New York City, who arrived in the first wave of shuttle bombers; Lieut. John Fredericks of 1326 Milmerging Avenue, in East Mokeesport, Pennsylvania, who is the base paymaster; Capt. Melvin Glick of East St. Louis, Illinois, who is in charge of supplies; also Cpl. Jerome Pinzur of Brooklyn, New York; Sgt. Jacob Tishler of Cleveland; M/Sgt. Martin Lerner of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Lieut; Clifton Ackerman of Fort Worth, Texas; Cpl. Nathan Colman of Kinzua, Pennsylvania; and Lieut Robert J. Schlissman of Racine, Wisconsin.

The Jewish men, the correspondent writes, displayed great interest in the USSR. Some of them stated that their people had originally come from Russia. The bomber crews disclosed that they had hit railroad yards in Hungary and Rumanian en route to the Soviet bases.

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