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Donald J Muckerman

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37816 GI Miss America

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-H] Chelveston 28/6/44; battle damaged Montbartier, Fr fuel dumps 7/8/44 with S.R. Graves, crew unknown; (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bourigny (horse racetrack),...

Missions

  • 527

    7 August 1944
    STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 4 missions are flown: ...

  • 8th Air Force 527FE

    7 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Saint Louis, MO 6 January 1918

Son of Henry J. and Lillian [Walsh] Muckerman.

Enlisted Ann Arbor, MI 9 December 1942

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Based Chelveston 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Saint Louis, MO 1 April 2016
Buried Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum Saint Louis, St. Louis City, MO 4 April 2016

Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2022 20:05:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/147886020
https://www.fold3.com/image/618975080
https://www.fold3.com/record/84489188/donald-j-muckerman-wwii-army-enlis...
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/stltoday/name/donald-muckerman-obit...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167361163/donald-j-muckerman

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2019 02:54:33 richmu88 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

2nd Lt. Donald J Muckerman is my grandfather. All information is updated from his records kept from his time in the service.

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