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Donald R Engel

Military

Assigned to 492FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armoured column cover to Urbach, Germany in P-47 42-8445 Killed in Action (KIA) 21-Nov-44. MACR 15880/10581

Service

Units served with

  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 492nd Fighter Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 42-8445

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 492FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armoured column cover to Urbach, Germany pilot F/O Donald R Engel Killed in Action (KIA) 21-Nov-44. MACR 15880/10581

Associated Place

  • Ibsley

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Toledo, OH, USA 3 December 1923

Son of William and Matilda Engel.

Lived in Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1941
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 18 February 1943
Based Ibsley 1944 – 21 November 1944

Assigned to 492FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Euskirchen, Germany 21 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) armoured column cover to Urbach, Germany in P-47 42-8445 Killed in Action (KIA) 21-Nov-44. MACR 15880/10581

Buried Toledo Memorial Park, 6382 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Toledo Memorial Park
Sylvania
Lucas County
Ohio, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2017 16:43:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-8445&Submit6=Go
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57049643

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