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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1
Birth:
07 Aug 1920 1
Fulton County IL 1
Death:
20 Jul 1944 1
Leipzig Germany 1
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Full Name:
Gordon Merlin Shortness 1
Birth:
07 Aug 1920 1
Fulton County IL 1
Male 1
Death:
20 Jul 1944 1
Leipzig Germany 1
Cause: Killed In Action 1
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Mother: Nellie Marie Burnett 1
Father: Willis McKinley Shortness 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1

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Gordon M Shortness

He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-820591. He was with the 8th A.F., 359th Fighter Gp, 370th Fighter Sqdn. On July 20, 1944, he was flying a P-51B (S/N: 42-106474) on bomber escort to Leipzig, Germany, when he was killed or wounded in his seat, and his plane crashed into the ground near Zwickau in Sachsen with him still in the seat. He was buried at Thurm near Glauchau/Sachsen Cemetery (MACR #6832).

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