WWII Veteran Jack Goldstein, D.D.S. of Annapolis, MD passed away on January 17, 2021, at the age of 96 years old.
At 19, he served as a waist gunner with the United States Army Air Forces' "Mighty Eighth" in the 381st Bomb Group, 535th Bomb Squadron on a B-17 Flying Fortress from 1943-1945. He completed 25 bombing missions over Western Europe. He was the last living member of his 10-man bomber crew.
Dr. Goldstein was a special gentleman and a great friend to our organization and staff.
We were privileged to have him take part in many ceremonies at the WWII Memorial; to accompany him to his speaking engagements at various schools in the Maryland area; to accompany him to a Washington Football Team practice and game; and to have him take part in our annual summer teachers conference — both in-person and virtually.
He was a kind and gracious man who shared his wisdom and stories with countless members of younger generations.
He will be greatly missed.