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Clifford Edward Donnell

Military

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Faxon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13251 Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 736th Bomb Squadron

    736th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in January 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-78668 'Girl Crazy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Valentine tank works, Austria with Charles Faxon Jr crew 23-Mar-45; shot down, 7 x POW, 2 x KIA MACR 13251

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Iola, KS 17 July 1918

Son of Willoughby and Effie Lulu [Bishop] Donnell.

Based Lecce 1945 – 23 March 1945

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW South of Valentine, Austria 23 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. POW MACR 13251

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 23 March 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Died 27 April 2001
Buried Mount Moriah Cemetery Kansas City, Jackson County, MO 30 April 2001

Mount Moriah Cemetery
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2021 16:05:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/29424880
https://www.fold3.com/image/619324688
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68333970/clifford-edward-donnell

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