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Charles K Gordoni

Military

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY with 9AF USAAF. Radio Operator on B-24 Liberator 41-23810 'Tarfu' on 4th Jan 1944 mission to Kiel, Germany. A/C hit by flak damaging controls, causing loss of control. A/C crashed 2 Km southwest of Süderschmedeby, south of Frensburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8342

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23810 'Tarfu'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned safely to Libya. ...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Castle County, DE 1924

1924, Delaware, USA.

Lived in New Castle County, DE, USA 1942

New Castle County, Delaware, USA.

Enlisted Philadelphia, PA, USA 7 November 1942

7th Nov, 42, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya 1943 – 4 January 1944

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9th AF.

Killed in action Flensburg, Germany 4 January 1944

4th Jan 44 mission to Kiel, Germany. A/C hit by flak damaging controls, causing loss of control. A/C crashed 2 Km southwest of Süderschmedeby, south of Frensburg, Germany. KIA. MACR 8342.

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Section B, Row 44, Grave 56

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2021 19:14:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/704147588/gordoni-charles-k-u-s-wwii-hospit...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56358432/charles-k.-gordoni
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency.

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2020 02:17:28 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 12:44:32 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Sources:
ABMC; MACR 8342, Loses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 19:56:46 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 19:53:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8342 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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