Donald Leroy Engwer

Military

Object Number - UPL 28117 - Lt. Donald S. Morrison - Pilot - Left S-Sgt Donald Leroy Engwer - Right

Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5051 'Barrel House Bessie'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Completed tour and returned to the US. Honorably discharged 22 October 1945.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13067778
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32373835
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741973
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 812th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14006633 at enlistment, then O-406671
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37205337
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Barrel House Bessie
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1921-09-13 Wisconsin
Washburn County, Wisconsin

Enlisted

1942-08-10 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Other

Rescued after ditching

1943-11-26 of B-17 42-5051 in the North Sea

Died

1973-02-10 Hennepin County, Minnesota

Buried

Donald Engwer rests at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Revisions

Date8 Feb 2019 09:49:05
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 1579
NARA WWII Enlistment records
VETERANS BIRLS records

Date28 May 2017 07:05:42
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 07:00:25
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 06:58:16
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date22 May 2017 03:11:08
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son of Robert E. DeMille

Date21 May 2017 16:53:19
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Robert E. DeMille

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1579 / MACR 1579, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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