2Lt Joseph E. Gordon

2Lt Joseph E. Gordon

Birth
Brooklyn, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Death 12 Aug 1944
Lattes, Departement de l'Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section A ~ Row 26 ~ Grave 46
Memorial ID 56372614 · View Source
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Joseph served as a Second Lieutenant, 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was one of those known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

He resided in Brooklyn, New York prior to the war.

He graduated from flight training on February 8, 1944, at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. He was deployed to Italy soon after graduation.

Joseph took off in a P-51 Mustang on an escort mission to bomb radar stations in Toulon, France during the war. The mission was successful, However Joseph's P-51 was hit by enemy flak and his P-51 crashed and he was "Killed In Action". He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-821912

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


Inscription

JOSEPH E. GORDON
2 LT 99 FTR SQ 332 FTR GP
NEW YORK AUG 12 1944


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56372614
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Joseph E. Gordon (unknown–12 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56372614, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .