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Donald M Murray

Military

Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4229934. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29934

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/3/43; Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 2/4/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Selfridge 27/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator:...

  • 42-3154

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-B] Dow Fd 19/4/43; Kimbolton 30/5/43; sustained battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator: Bill Meyer, Bombardier: Chester Gwinn, Flight engineer/top turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fontana, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 16 September 1943
Died 16 September 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1348 / MACR 1348, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 231; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 280 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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