He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 1 April 1943. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed school for maintenance and operation of the radio equipment on the C-47 Skytrain transport. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 5 June 1945, a C-47A, # 41-38746, assigned to Air Transport Command, Assam Wing, India, B Squadron, departed the airfield at Dum Dum, India, on an air resupply cargo mission, eventually to land at the airfield at Jorhat, India. It never landed. After recover from the American military cemetery in India, the remains of crew and passengers (Besone, Adoff, McLauchlin, Melichar were buried in a group burial - Burial 4570, GB-530) and ceremony in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 15 March 1950 (Sec. 79, Graves 279A, 280B, and 281C).

 

His father, Frank Adoff, is documented as serving during WW I, in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, # 1105241, 258th Infantry Battalion. The battalion was sent to England 17 October 1917 and absorbed into the 10th Reserve Battalion. The Commander was Lt.Col. P.E. Blondin. The 10th Infantry Battalion served in the 1st Canadian Division through 1919, known as “the Fghting Tenth.”

 

His brother, Harry Adoff, born in 1923, enlisted in the USAAF in New York on 26 October 1942. He died 9 January 2001 in Flushing, New York.

PERKEL, CHARLES (NMI), Private First Class, # 12159512, USAAF

 

Charles Perkel was born on 6 April 1923 in Manhattan, New York, to Morris Perkel (1893-1984) (Poland) and Frieda (Freytka) (Hoffman) Perkel (1884-1931). Siblings included Ida (Perkel) Weizmann (1913-2005) (NY), Esther (Perkel) Padden (1921-1996) (NY), Michael "Max" Perkel (1923-1999) (NY) (twin brother).  Living with them in 1930 were two cousins, William Albert (1905-    ) (Poland) and Bessie Albert (1912-    ) (Poland).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 26 October 1942. He was trained to maintain and repair the mechanical parts of the C-47 Skytrain (engineer). He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 5 June 1945, a C-47A, # 41-38746, assigned to Air Transport Command, Assam Wing, India, B Squadron, departed the airfield at Dum Dum, India, on an air resupply cargo mission, eventually to land at the airfield at Jorhat, India. It never landed. After recover from the American military cemetery in India, the remains of crew and passengers (Besone, Adoff, McLauchlin, Melichar were buried in a group burial - Burial 4570, GB-530) and ceremony in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 15 March 1950 (Sec. 79, Graves 279A, 280B, and 281C). After recovery by Graves Registration, his remains were buried in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, New York (Plot WC-5-24-7).

 

His brother, Michael "Max" Perkel, born 6 April 1923 (twin), enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 6 November 1942. He was honorably discharged a Staff Sergeant on 6 December 1945. He died 16 June 1999 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia (Sec. 65, Grave 3502)