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Donald George McCree

Military

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.

Service

People

  • Joseph Amber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 38 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Donald Currie

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 38 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Cosmo DiPierro

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. Don Currie crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Earl Gibson

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Ditched into the channel and was rescued. RTD. Don Currie crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star). Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict.

  • Cecil Graf

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. Donald McCree and Donald Currie crews. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Morey Jeffery

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Marvel Severson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Donald Currie crew. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Walter Surprise

    Military | Master Sergeant | Waist gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 37 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

  • Roy Winn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; to Gt Falls with Phil Sweet but force landed Pueblo, CO 10/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-G] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Missing in Action Cologne 28/5/44 with George West, Waist gunner: Hugh Russell, Tail gunner: Mike...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Paul, MN 30 August 1915

Son Andrew Amos and Alice Bunting [Mills] McCree.

Enlisted Minneapolis, MN 28 April 1941

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2021 11:43:30 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, events and person associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=61
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134427532/donald-george-mccree

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 17:50:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/215639518
https://www.fold3.com/page/628402524-donald-mccree-1915
https://www.fold3.com/record/628402524-donald-mccree-1915
https://www.fold3.com/record/63100338-donald-george-mccree
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=61
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134427532/donald-george-mccree

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=61

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