Charles W. (Chick) Gordon, 75, a retired Air Force colonel and a communications consultant to private industry, died of lung cancer Saturday at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.
Col. Gordon, who lived in Washington, was born in Barberton Ohio, and grew up there and in Akron, Ohio, where he attended the University of Akron.
In 1926, enlisted in the old Army Air Corps. During World War II, he was commissioned and became a pilot. He flew B-25 bombers in the South Pacific during the war and later qualified as a jet pilot.
His later career was concerned largely with logistics and communications He served in the communications directorate in the Pentagon from 1953 and 1956 and was commander of the 3310th Technical Training Group at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois at the time of his retirement in 1958.
Col. Gordon then moved to Rome, N.Y., where he was a consultant to the Radio Corporation of America. Two years later, he moved to Washington and was a consultant to Litton Industries and to Aeronautical Radio Inc., from which he retired in 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes L. Gordon, of Rome, N.Y.; a son, Dr. John C., of Baltimore; two daughters Marilynn A. Gordon of San Francisco, and Sandra J. Brenneman of Santa Clara, Calif., and two grandchildren.