Bachrach, Solomon A., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1154-Field Artillery Target Acquisition Officer
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1951

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Passaic/Weehauken
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 20, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Mount Moriah Cemetery - Fairview, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Field Artillery Basic Officer Leaders Course (Fort Sill, OK)
 Unit Assignments
49th Field Artillery Battalion7th Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 1154, 49th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1951, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1951 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Rutgers University
  1936-1940, Rutgers University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Korea, 1st Lt. Bachrach served as an air-ground controller with the 49th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm), 7th Infantry Division, USAR.

On 20 April 1951, he was flying as observer on an air-ground mission, when his aircraft crash landed in enemy territory near Kaochang-ni, near Inje.  His pilot was U.S. Air Force Captain Roger Wallis aboard an AT-6D Mosquito observation aircraft (#42-44610) with the 6147th Tactical Air Control Squadron, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group. (See Air Force TWS)

He attended the ROTC program at Rutgers, enlisting in the National Guard in 1940.  He attended OCS at Fort Sill, Class 36-42.  During WWII, he received 4 Air Medals as an artillery spotter, serving from 11 September 1940 to 13 November 1945 (1940-42 in the National Guard).

During the Korean War, he served from 25 September 1950 until his death in April 1951.

Lt. Bachrach was interred in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Fairview, New Jersey.
   
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