Bronson, Charles Dennis, Cpl

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757-Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner AAF
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1946, Army Air Corps
Service Years
1943 - 1946
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Date of Passing
Aug 30, 2003
Location of Interment
Brownsville Cemetery - West Windsor, Vermont
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Film actor Charles Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky on November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfield, Pennsylvania. Bronson was the 11th of 15 children born to his parents, a Lithuanian-American mother and a Lithuanian immigrant father. In his youth, Bronson worked as a coal miner until he was drafted to serve in World War II.

Film Star

Bronson made his name on the big screen with roles such as Bernardo O'Reilly in The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Danny Velinski in The Great Escape (1963). He became known for playing "tough guy" characters in such violent thrillers as The Mechanic (1972) and Death Wish (1974). Other films include The Dirty Dozen (1967), Ten to Midnight (1983), The President's Assassin (1987), Death Wish V (1994) and Dead to Rights (1995).

Personal Life and Death

Bronson was married to British actress Jill Ireland from 1968 until her death in 1990.

After suffering from Alzheimer's disease and battling pneumonia, Charles Bronson died on August 30, 2003, at the age of 81.


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In 1943, Bronson joined the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aircraft gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam.

Went on 25 Combat Missions as a Tail Gunner on the B-29's.
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