William J DONOHUE

 

DONOHUE WILLIAM J

Pilot Class Book 43-J, Blackland Army Air Field, Arizona

ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-696839
AGE-- yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
STATEILLINOIS
FAMILY--
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONCo Pilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENT-IL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
SQUADRON

304th Troop Carrier Squadron

president unit citation

GROUP442nd Troop Carrier Group
ARMY9th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944 donohue william j tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATH Sector Cherbourg
DATA PLANDouglas C-47 - type A-5-DK - s/n 42-92462
C 47 douglas
Macr: 7651
Mission: Largage 14 paras of the 507ePIR Mission Boston # 26 on DZ T (Amfreville)
Take Off: Fulbeck, LINCOLNSHIRE
Crasch to 3h00
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Air MedalPhoto FDLM
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MIA 6-6-1944 as co-pilot of C-47A / #42-92462 / MACR 7651.

Took off from Fulbeck carrying 14 paratroopers of the 507th Parachute Infantry regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division.

The crew dropped the para's close to Joganville, 5 miles north of Ste-Mere-Eglise, France.

No further info available on the circumstances of this loss.

2 KIA / 3 MIA.

 


Crew of Douglas C-47 - type A-5-DK - s/n 42-92462

1st Lieutenant Samuel B Jr WILLIAMS Pilot Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - GEORGIA
2nd Lieutenant William J DONOHUE CoPilot Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - ILLINOIS
S/Sergeant David R MADSON Radio Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - MONTANA
2nd Lieutenant Albert C BROOKS Navigateur Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - MARYLAND
T/Sergeant Major McKinley Mc CANLESS Disp Dead
C47 douglas

INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Facebook.com - USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries
PICTURE SOURCEFindagrave.com - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud