Charles J. Demchock

Charles J. Demchock was born on September 10th, 1920 to Frank and Matilda Demchock of Tazewell, Virginia. He was the youngest of three children. Charles graduated Bayonne Senior High School, Class of ’38. After graduating, Charles attended Newark College of Engineering.¬† After college, Charles worked at the Western Electric Corporation in Kearney, NJ.

Two years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Charles enlisted in the Army Air Force, on February 23rd, 1943. He got his primary training In Atlantic City and later was transferred to Majors Field Army Airfield in Greenville, Texas.

On 2:15 pm on January 12th, 1944, Charles died when his Air Force plane, U.S. Army Air Corps BT-13A #41-22603, accidentally crashed 1.5 miles from his base. He was to receive his pilot wings in April.  Charles was buried in Greenville, Hunt, Texas.

He was survived by his parents, his sister Virginia, and his brother Frank, who was also an Aviation Cadet. His family, which was currently in Teaneck, was gifted by the Township of Teaneck a hand-illuminated scroll in his honor.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. January 13, 1944
  2. November 30, 1944

  1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census about Charles Demchock
  3. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903 - 1982 for Charles Demchock (Historical Military Records)

  1. WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List - New Jersey, page 7

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website

  1. War Department Files - AV C Charles Demchock

Find A Grave Website

  1. Charles Demchock - Aviation Cadet Demchock was killed piloting U.S. Army air Corps BT-13A (Basic Trainer) #41-22603 in a crash, two miles west of Jamors Field, near Greenville, Texas.