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S/Sgt. Charles Kenneth Gordoni

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S/Sgt. Charles Kenneth Gordoni

Birth
Russia
Death
4 Jan 1944 (aged 19)
Germany
Burial
Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot
Section B ~ Row 44 ~ Grave 56
Memorial ID
56358432 View Source

Charles served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B24 #41-23810, 409th Bomber Squadron, 93th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

He was born with the name " Charles Kenneth GOLDSTEIN " however when he and his brother, Gordon Morris Goldstein, joined the Army they " both " changed their last name to " GORDONI " more than likely due to possibly being captured by the German Army during the war since " Gordoni " was an Italian name instead of a Jewish name.

His brother also changed his " entire name " from " Gordon Morris Goldstein " to " Don Maurice Gordoni ".


He enlisted in the Army on November 7, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as Single, without dependents.

Charles was "Killed In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 13124793

Charles also has a " cenotaph " ( with his birth name ) in the Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.
" Click Here " for that record.

Son of Nathan Goldstein and Lillian Abramson Goldstein.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Target: Targets of Opportunity Germany
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 4-Jan-44
Serial Number:41-23810
Aircraft Model B-24
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location:
Cause: 6 KIA
2BD flew mission to targets of opportunity while the B17s attacked Kiel port area. The 93rd BG lists 1 ship lost on this date.

Crew of B24 #41-23810
2Lt. Allan F. Rabinovitz
2Lt. Rex S. Walker
SSgt John M Larsen
S/Sgt. Charles K. Gordoni
Sgt. Cornelius Pas
Sgt. Frank E. Perkins, Jr

( Listing by: Russ Pickett )

Charles served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B24 #41-23810, 409th Bomber Squadron, 93th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

He was born with the name " Charles Kenneth GOLDSTEIN " however when he and his brother, Gordon Morris Goldstein, joined the Army they " both " changed their last name to " GORDONI " more than likely due to possibly being captured by the German Army during the war since " Gordoni " was an Italian name instead of a Jewish name.

His brother also changed his " entire name " from " Gordon Morris Goldstein " to " Don Maurice Gordoni ".


He enlisted in the Army on November 7, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as Single, without dependents.

Charles was "Killed In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 13124793

Charles also has a " cenotaph " ( with his birth name ) in the Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.
" Click Here " for that record.

Son of Nathan Goldstein and Lillian Abramson Goldstein.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Target: Targets of Opportunity Germany
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 4-Jan-44
Serial Number:41-23810
Aircraft Model B-24
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location:
Cause: 6 KIA
2BD flew mission to targets of opportunity while the B17s attacked Kiel port area. The 93rd BG lists 1 ship lost on this date.

Crew of B24 #41-23810
2Lt. Allan F. Rabinovitz
2Lt. Rex S. Walker
SSgt John M Larsen
S/Sgt. Charles K. Gordoni
Sgt. Cornelius Pas
Sgt. Frank E. Perkins, Jr

( Listing by: Russ Pickett )

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Entered the service from Delaware.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56358432
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56358432/charles-kenneth-gordoni: accessed ), memorial page for S/Sgt. Charles Kenneth Gordoni (17 Feb 1924–4 Jan 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56358432, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .