BiographyWeinberg, Gerald (Heinberg; Weinberg, Gerry; Warren, Jerry); b. September 5, 1915, Brooklyn, New York; Jewish; Orphan; Single; Brooklyn 1 year College; Clerk; YCL 1934; Received Passport# 365020 on February 2, 1937 which listed his address as 554 East Parkway, Brooklyn, New York; 23 years old; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 2, Group 2; Runner; Served at Jarama and Brunete; Repatriated for youth work in US; Returned to the US on September 12, 1937 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, Air Force, 93rd Bombardment Group, radio operator, Tech SGT; d. October 30, 1943, participated in the Ploesti bombing mission as part of the crew of the crew of B-24 Liberator 42-40608 “The Urgin Virgin” due to battle damage the bomber was forced to land in Turkey and the crew was interned; Returned to the 9th Air Force and was assigned to B-24 42-40246 “Thundermug” and was killed on October 30, 1943 in a landing accident Coton, Cambridgeshire, England, buried Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln (under Weinberg, Gerald); Voros-Jarama; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 28, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; ALBA 115 Jerry Weinberg Papers; Find-a-Grave# 56295425; Abe Smorodin, “The Boys of Williamsburg,” The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 2, Spring 2000, pp. 6-7; Life Magazine; VALB Office File; American Air Museum in Britain (http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/80533). Code A
Photograph: Jerry Weinberg and Oliver Law. Photograph courtesy Open Hand.