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Donald C Armstrong Jr

Military

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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

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
Tipton
Cedar County
Iowa, USA

Died Tipton, IA 52772, USA 17 December 2008

Revisions

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

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
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Armstrong+&Submit...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Armstrong%2C+Dona...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84641279_donald_c%20armstrong%20jr/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-19792&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/30324153
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Armstrong&GSfn=Don...

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 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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