Sollie Kaplan Photograph

Sollie Kaplan was born July 28, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. After attending business school at the University of Illinois, Kaplan enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 7, 1942.

After service as a private and a sergeant, he transferred to the Adjutant General Officer Candidate School at Fort Washington, Maryland, where he received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant on June 30, 1943. Kaplan served with the Air Corps in Southampton, England and in Paris, France as an Administrative Officer and Adjutant in the Transportation Corps. Kaplan was honorably discharged from the Army on December 30, 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant.

Following his discharge, Kaplan pursued a civilian career in construction and real estate development in Chicago until relocating to Florida. He passed away on June 12, 2006 at the age of 88.


Photograph from the Lt. Sollie Kaplan Collection