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Donald Raymond Bone

Military

Completed his combat tour on 15-May-43.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Irl Baldwin

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Completed 25 combat missions on 14 May 1943.

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

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 Temple, OK 73568, USA 27 February 1917
Lived in Temple, OK 73568, USA 1941
Based Molesworth 1943 – 15 May 1943

Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 11 September 1977
Buried Temple, OK 73568, USA October 1977

Temple Masonic Cemetery
Temple,
Cotton County, OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2018 18:55:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95190870/donald-raymond-bone

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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