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Sgt Charles J Bordino

Sgt Charles J Bordino

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jul 1945 (aged 25)
Japan
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot D, 455
Memorial ID 3770030 · View Source
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Charles served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer on B-29B "Maniuwa" (#42-63678), 402nd Bomber Squadron, 502nd Bomber Group, 20th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Niagara County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 22, 1941, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Charles was "Killed In Action", along with the rest of his crew, when his B-29 was hit by enemy flak and crashed into the Nippon Casting Company factory near Kawasaki, Japan during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Japan and was later repatriated here on July 19, 1949.

Service # 12029775

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Airmen who perished on B-29B (#42-63678):

Bordino, Charles J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, New York
Cary, John P ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Minnesota
Dempsey, Harvey J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Wisconsin
Dillingham, Henry G ~ Capt, Flight Commander, Hawaii
Greene, John F ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Texas
LeBlanc, Joseph T H ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
McGlynn, James D ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, New York
Morrow, Edward R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Radar Operator, Ohio
Orner, Willis S ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, Pennsylvania
Reekstin, Theodore W ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, Michigan

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3770030
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Charles J Bordino (24 Jan 1920–25 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3770030, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .