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Donald Leroy Snyder

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. 10-Jan-45; Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Paul Koontz

    Military | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • James Magee

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • William Vandelinder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Perleberg on 4 Apr 45 in B-24 #42-51544

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37947

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-S] Chelveston 8/7/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 22/1/45.

  • 43-38133

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 25/8/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with 2Lt John Mitchell, 2Lt William C Shoemaker, 2Lt Frank Watkins, Sgt Phillip R Mifsud, Sgt Ashton W...

  • 44-6079

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 2/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45.

  • 44-8317

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 21/8/44; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 4/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45.

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 Milton, PA 19 November 1923

Son of Martha Welliver- Snyder and Jacob D Snyder

Lived in Dauphin County, PA 1942
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 18 February 1943
Based Chelveston 1944 – 10 January 1945

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 10 January 1945
Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot C Row 14 Grave 59

Buried Harmony Cemetery, Milton, PA 1948

Memorialised
Harmony Cemetery
Milton,
Northumberland County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 19:57:29 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/527761
https://www.fold3.com/image/542276421
https://www.fold3.com/record/87179244-donald-l-snyder
https://www.fold3.com/record/529863501-donald-l-snyder
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763830?rec=299477742
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56285707/donald-l-snyder

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2018 02:27:57 Dave1975 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

305 war dairy

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2018 02:18:59 Dave1975 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

305 war dairy

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2018 18:00:37 Dave1975 Changes to role, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

flight logs of the 305th

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2018 17:13:09 Dave1975 Changes to service number, role and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56285707/donald-l-snyder

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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