Donald Legorie “Digby” Denzek

Donald Legorie “Digby” Denzek

Birth
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death 2 Nov 1975 (aged 51)
Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 104343276 · View Source
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Donald "Digby" Legoia Denzek was born on March 31st 1924, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He joined the Navy at age 18 and was assigned to Air Group 15 as a radioman/gunner. While with the 15th, Donald was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and eight other medals. After Air Group 15 was disbanded in December '44, Donald later joined the new aircraft carrier, the Franklin D. Roosevelt and was promoted to 1st Class. He retired in 1947. After leaving the Navy, Donald returned to Grand Rapids and worked for General Motors in the Diesel division. On November 2nd 1975, Donald suddenly passed away at the age of 51. He is buried in the Veterans section of Garfield Park cemetery in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To read about Donald and his flight crew in WWII go to www.loyceedeen.org website

Donald is buried in Section F, Lot South-47 Grave 8A.


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  • Created by: GreggM
  • Added: 29 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 104343276
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Legorie “Digby” Denzek (31 Mar 1924–2 Nov 1975), Find a Grave Memorial no. 104343276, citing Garfield Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by GreggM (contributor 48038436) .