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Donald C Aagesen

Military

Donald C Aageson served as a pilot with the 303rd Bomb Group. He flew 29 missions.

Twenty-nine credited combat missions of 1Lt Donald C. Aageson:

As Combat Crew Pilot: Seventeen missions - 277 (20 Nov 44), 278, 279, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286, 287, 288, 291, 295, 298A, 298B, 300 (AS), 302, 303 (17 January 1945)

As Lead Crew CoPilot or Pilot: Twelve missions - 309 (29 Jan 1945), 310, 311, 317, 321, 326, 330, 334, 343, 351, 363, 364 (25 April 1945)

(AS) - Credited Abortive Sortie - no bombs dropped. For mission dates and targets see the missions list. http://www.303rdbg.com/427aageson.html

Pilot for TWA after the war.

Service

People

  • Carl Dye

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Paul Ellis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Paul Gray

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Hoida

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Thomas Keese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Preston Mckeon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Robert McMullen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Karl Minnis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • William Mylan

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    RTD

  • Robert Sheets

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38734

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/9/44; Dow Fd 6/10/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-C] Molesworth 22/11/44; transferred 457BG Glatton 26/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 44-8125

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 16/6/44; Langley 19/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Y] Molesworth 5/8/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. SPARKY.

  • 44-8238

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19/7/44; Hunter 23/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-Y] Molesworth 3/10/44; landing accident with Sam Taylor 5/5/45, Salvaged 6/5/45.

  • 44-8545

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/44; Hunter 24/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth 17/1/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 4/1/46.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jackson Township, Illinois 3 June 1919
Enlisted Chicago, Illinois 19 August 1941
Lived in Joliet, Illinois 1947

210 3rd Street

Died 8 November 1982
Buried Elwood, Illinois 11 November 1982

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA 
Plot
Section 4 Site 316

Lived in Lockport, Illinois 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2018 22:25:35 466thHistorian Changes to surname, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7488/NYT715_7322-0428?pid=302222445...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=2744225&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rEH1697&_phstart=successSource
http://www.303rdbg.com/427aageson.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121381339/donald-c-aagesen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster, 303rd BG website

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