Donald George McCree

Military

Object Number - UPL 41694 - "Major McCrea and crew of the 612th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th air force base in England, 26...

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 pilot, flew 42 missions and became commander of 612th Bomb Squadron.

Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (7OLC), Croix de Guerre, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36703821
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14102782 / O-805408 / AO38157
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12172563
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15086940
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19188506
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bonnie Donnie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

St Paul, MN 30 August 1915 Son Andrew Amos and Alice Bunting [Mills] McCree.

Enlisted

Minneapolis, MN 28 April 1941 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Other

Discharged USAAF

15 February 1946 Honourable discharge.

Died

Bloomington, MN 11 May 2005

Buried

Roselawn Cemetery Roseville, Ramsey County, MN 14 May 2005 Roselawn Cemetery Roseville, Ramsey County, Minnesota

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