1Lt Ira Lloyd Gordon

1Lt Ira Lloyd Gordon

Texas, USA
Death 25 Feb 1944 (aged 20–21)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 7 Grave 40
Memorial ID 56372612 · View Source
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Son of Ira Leonard Gordon who resided in Arlington, Texas.

Ira served as a First Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-17 #42-30728, 368th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Tarrant County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 6, 1942 in Dallas, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

Ira was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was shot down by ME109s and crashed near Sedan, France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is interred at Epinal "Side by Side" with two other crew members noted below: 1st Lt. Joseph M. Gay and S/Sgt Steve J. Krisko.

Service # O-681387

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-30728:

Gay, Joseph M, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, D.C.
Gordon, Ira L ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, TX
Krisko, Steve J ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, PA
Nitti, Bernard J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NJ

Info on Crew Members being interred "Side By Side" at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson

Airmen who became POW's from
B-17 #42-30728:

Brofford, Louis ~ T/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, OH
Danielson, Eric G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CT
Harmston, Howard ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, MO
Hughes, Paul F ~ Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, PA
Lilja, George E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, NY
McCauley, Daniel ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY

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


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