Donald Philip Ferguson

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 29687 - CREW OF B-17G "BTO in the ETO" 42-102647 613th SQUADRON 401st BOMBARDMENT GROUP

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO'. Killed by initial flak hit. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5305.

Awards: PH

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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 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-804442
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: BTO in the ETO
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pasadena, California Son of Helen F Ferguson.

Died

Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 1944-05-28 Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO'. Killed by initial flak hit. KIA. MACR 5305.
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA, USA 1942-05-18

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-05-28 Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

14823 Niemegk, Germany 1944-05-29 Interred Niemeck community cemetery

Buried

12004 S Spur 56A, Maxwell, NE 69151, USA Re-Interred Fort McPherson National Cemetery Maxwell Lincoln County Nebraska

Revisions

Date27 Nov 2017 17:36:37
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28633435
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039315?terms=Donald%20P%20Ferguson
https://www.fold3.com/record/84991750-donald-p-ferguson
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong
We Were Eagles Vol. 3: The Eighth Air Force at War June to October 1944 By Martin Bowman
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/643735/donald-philip-ferguson

Date27 Nov 2017 17:34:16
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28633435
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039315?terms=Donald%20P%20Ferguson
https://www.fold3.com/record/84991750-donald-p-ferguson
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong
We Were Eagles Vol. 3: The Eighth Air Force at War June to October 1944 By Martin Bowman
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/643735/donald-philip-ferguson

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:39
ContributorAAM

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