Enlistment Date: 24 Nov 1942
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment City: Fort Hayes Columbus
Branch Code: Air Corps
Dies During Raid
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Harrison of 243 Harmon St., North Canton, have been informed by the war department that their son, Tech. Sgt. Donald B. Harrison, previously reported missing on Feb. 28, was killed in action on the same date.
Sgt. Harrison, who went overseas in October, 1943, and was assigned to the "Knockout Dropper" as a radio technician and gunner, received the Air Medal on Jan. 17. He was serving with the "Hell's Angels" bomber group.
He was employed by the Hoover Co. prior to entering service in November, 1942, and received training at Tindall Field, Fla., Scott Field, Ill., and Geiger Field, Wash.
(Canton Repository, 12 Apr 1944, pg. 8)
Army Returns 15 Bodies of Area War Dead
The bodies of seven Canton and eight area war dead have been returned to the United States on the army transport Haiti Victory, the Department of the Army announces. The bodies were previously interred in cemeteries in France, Holland, and Belgium.
Those returned and their next of kin as listed on the army release are:
...T/Sgt. Donald B. Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Harrison of 243 Harmon st., North Canton; killed Feb. 28, 1944, over Germany while serving as a radio technician and gunner on a bomber...
(Canton Repository, 8 May 1949, pg. 24)
Sgt. Harrison was killed at Abbeyville, France, Feb. 28, 1944.
(Canton Repository, 23 Jun 1949, pg. 18)
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