Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky on November 3rd, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He was the 11th of 15 children and both his parent were immigrants from Lithuania.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1943 and served as an aircraft gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron then later as a B-29 Super fortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group in 1945.  He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received during his service.

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