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Donald James Corrigan

Military

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Transferred to 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-25771 Agony Wagon

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Flown by Lieutenant Donald J Corrigan who flew it operationally three times between 30 April and 20 May 1944. He gave it the nickname 'Agony Wagon'. He had one recorded 'victory' and this was marked on the aircraft. ...

Associated Place

  • Burtonwood

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Agency, IA 52530, USA 13 July 1917

Son of Louis J and Julia C Corrigan.

Lived in Waukee, Iowa 1941
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 13 January 1941
Crashed Hampton, VA 23665, USA 1 February 1943

Force Landing Langley Field, VA Cat 4 damage Lt Donald J Corrigan, 1-Feb-43.

P-47C 41-6469 - 352FS 353FG

Crashed Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Baltimore, MD 21240, USA 2 February 1943

Landing Accident Municipal Airport, Baltimore, MD Cat 3 damage Lt Donald J Corrigan, 2-Feb-43.

P-47C 41-6447 - 352FS 353FG

Crashed Millville, NJ 08332, USA 10 March 1943

Landing Accident Ground Loop Millville, NJ Cat 3 damage Lt Donald J Corrigan, 10-Mar-43.

P-47C 41-6473 352FS 353FG

Based Raydon April 1943 – 25 May 1944

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Raydon, Ipswich IP7 5LL, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed 6800 Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium 8 February 1944

Fw190 destroyed Libramont 8-Feb-44.

Based Burtonwood 25 May 1944 – 1945

Transferred to 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Sweet Home, OR, USA 22 July 2004
Buried 2461 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612, USA August 2004

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Rochester,
Monroe County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2018 17:28:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Corrigan%2C+Donal...
https://www.fold3.com/image/89603420?terms=Donald%20J%20Corrigan
https://www.fold3.com/record/12438899-donald-j-corrigan
https://www.fold3.com/record/85910398-donald-j-corrigan
https://www.fold3.com/image/48254436?terms=Donald%20J%20Corrigan
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/category/352nd-fighter-squadron/
http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/p-47/er/353-corrigan-8feb44.jpg
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_353.php
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174061969/donald-james-corrigan

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 12:55:52 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

Combined two entries for Donald J Corrigan. Now includes information from the following source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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