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Donald Patrick Baugh


Donald enlisted from Sioux City, Iowa, and was assigned to the 336th Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. He served from 17 November 1944 to 21 July 1945 [He was credited with five enemy aircraft destroyed], at which time he was transferred. Completed tour of duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM(2 OLC), Good Conduct, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korea medal.

Post War: Remained in USAF, served two tours in Korea and one in Vietnam; also spent three years in Germany. He retired from the air Force as a Major Sep-67. Managed Sherwin Williams stores in Bismarck and Jamestown, North Dakota.


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. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...


  • 44-14388 'Wheezy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 1st Lt Van E. Chandler. ...

  • 44-14552

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-72789

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...


Event Location Date
Born Quimby, IA 51049, USA 17 March 1921
Lived in Sioux City, IA, USA 1940
Crashed Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212, USA 5 May 1943

Landing Accident - Ground Collision Williams Field, AZ Cat 4 damage F/O Donald P Baugh, 5-May-43.

AT-9 41-5865 - 533 TEFTS.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 17 November 1944 – 21 July 1945

Assigned to the 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 22 March 1945

Landing Accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage F/O Donald P Baugh, 22-Mar-45.

P-51D10 44-14552 - 336FS 4FG 8AF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK 21 July 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Buried Max, ND 58759, USA September 2002

Immaculate Conception Cemetery
McLean County
North Dakota, USA

Died Jamestown, ND, USA 1 September 2002


Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 17:49:53 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 17:47:02 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards and events
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 10:01:35 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 20:52:31 apollo11 Changes to role, biography, events and place associations

'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th fighter Group' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:39 AAM AAM ingest

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list