Baskin, Sol Shalom

Birth Name Baskin, Sol Shalom
Call Name Aol
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources

Military Service   United States Army, Department of Defence DoD  

Event Note

Sol Shalom Baskin served almost three years as a rifleman with the 34th 'Red Bull' Infantry Division of the United States Army,
He served in Tunisia and throughout the Italian Campaign, fighting at Casina, Anzio and in the Po Valley.

Event Note

Sol Shalom Baskin came in contact with the Palestinian units of the British Army, in Italy, and soon became involved in their clandestine activities.
After the War, he took a short visit home, and returned to Europe, to help with Aliyah Bet.

Military Service 1948 מח"ל מתנדבי חוץ לארץ ‎Machal Volunteers from Abroad  

Event Note

Sol Shalom Baskin traveled around the world as a merchant seaman, and after a round-about trip, arrived in Palestine in the late April, 1948, where he joined the Haganah.

Military Service   חטיבת אלכסנדרוני חטיבה 3 Alexandroni Brigade, צה"ל  

Event Note

Sol Shalom Baskin served in the Alexandroni Brigade חטיבה 3 חטיבת אלכסנדרוני, first as platoon commander, then as company commander, and ending his service as Commanding Officer of the 37th Reconnaissance Battalion.




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