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Donald James Corrigan


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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron


  • 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...


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
Monroe County, NY


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

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

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

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