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Donald C Armstrong Jr


Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 5th ERS.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • William Stovall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Howard Stovall served as a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Group. He was Missing in Action after a mission over Burgsteinfurt in P-47 44-19792 on 31 December 1944. ...

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Units served with


  • 44-21230

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47M-1-RE, serial number 44-21230, coded LM-A for the 62nd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group. ...

  • 42-28851

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Donald C Armstrong Jr.

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...


Event Location Date
Born Tipton, IA 52772, USA 13 August 1920

Son of Donald Clement & Etta Beatrice [Willey] Armstrong.

Enlisted Des Moines, IA, USA 17 September 1942
Promotion Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 26 October 1944 – March 1945

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Blue on Blue Quakenbrück, Germany 31 December 1944

Whilst in a bounce on 4 Fw190's opened fire on E/A, just as P-47D 44-19792 flew across him. 2nd Lt William H Stovall KIA.

Transferred Halesworth IP19, UK March 1945
Crashed Tifton, GA, USA 1 April 1952

Landing Accident Ground Loop Tifton Aux Field, Tifton, GA Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Donald C Armstrong Jr, 1-Apr-52.

T-6G 49-3367 - 3302FTSq

Crashed Langley AFB, Hampton, VA, USA 24 August 1954

Landing Accident Langley AFB Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Donald C Armstrong Jr, 24-Aug-54.

F-84F 52-6526A - 509FBS 405FBW

Buried Tipton, IA 52772, USA December 2008

Masonic Cemetery
Cedar County
Iowa, USA

Died Tipton, IA 52772, USA 17 December 2008


Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:40:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2016 11:12:19 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /