Matthew Michael Gordon Jr. & Elizabeth Short

1944 - 1945

Elizabeth Short and Matthew Michael Gordon Jr.  

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Matthew Michael Gordon Jr. and Elizabeth Short were in a relationship for 1 year before Elizabeth Short died aged 22.

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American Victim Elizabeth Short was born on 29th July, 1924 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA and passed away on 15th Jan 1947 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 22. She is most remembered for The Black Dahlia. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
Dating1944 - Aug 1945 1 year, 7 months
Total 1944 - Aug 1945 1 year, 7 months


In Florida, Short met Major Matthew Michael Gordon Jr., a decorated United States Army Air Forces officer who was assigned to the 2nd Air Commando Group and in training for deployment to China Burma India Theater of Operations. Short told friends that Gordon wrote her a letter from India proposing marriage while he was recovering from injuries sustained from an airplane crash. She accepted his proposal, but Gordon died in an airplane crash on August 10, 1945 before he could return to the United States. She later exaggerated this story, saying that they were married and had a child who died. Although Gordon's friends in the air commandos confirmed that Gordon and Short were engaged, his family denied any connection after Short's murder.

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August, 1945 - Breakup

1944 - Hookup

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