Personal and Military Information
Home State: PA
Ethnicity: Turkish, Czechoslovakian
Branch: Army Air Corps
Rank: First Lieutenant
Serial No: 44-24299
Unit: 27 PS
Aircraft: F-5E Lockheed LIghtning
Squadron: 27th Photo Reconnaissance
Service Number: 511628
DOB: Approx. 1922
COD: KCR (killed in a crash)
DOD: September 11, 1945
Location of Death: Plynlimon Mountain, 17 miles NE of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
Grave Number: B 3 56
Xenophon's name is misspelled as Kenophone in the 1930 census. His mother Susan is listed as Susie.
He most likely joined the military in place of his father, who was nearly 50 when he was drafted.
His father, Eugene, is listed as being Greek in the 1930 census, but names his place of birth as Turkey in the 1940 census. However, as most other available records about him are from Turkey, and as he states that Istanbul is his place of birth on his draft card in 1942, it is more likely that this was an error, or that Eugene intentionally changed his place of birth, possibly due to fear of remaining hostilities against the Ottoman Empire, and possibly due to an error.
Lieutenant Eugenedes was only 18 years old in 1940 and around 23 at the time of his death in 1945. His birth year is estimated around 1922.
He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Eugene Eugenedes and Susan Eugenedes, European immigrants who came to America in 1920. Susan was native to Czechoslovakia. They were 47 and 40 years old, respectively, in the 1940 Census. Eugene was employed as a laborer, and worked 40 hours a week every week of the year; his approximate salary per year was $1,300. Eugene is listed as a naturalized citizen in the 1940 census, and Susan as having her first papers. Xenophon had one younger sister, Olga, who was 16 and a high school student in 1940, and around 21 at the time of her brother's death.
In 1940, Xenophon was living with his family on Rockwood Street in Forest Hills, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. We know by the census that he had lived there at least five years, as it was also his family's recorded place of residence in 1935. Eugene Eugenedes' draft card from 1942 names his street address as being 26 Radnor Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
Xenophon attended one year of college before joining the military. He was not apparently drafted -- however, his father was, in 1942. It appears that Xenophon most likely signed up in his father's place. At the time that he entered the American militia, he had completed one year of college.