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SSgt Henry J Donaghy

SSgt Henry J Donaghy

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Jun 1943 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56246639 · View Source
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Henry served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24D #41-11806, 345th Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 24, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of paper and pulp and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #41-11806 took off from Benina Base in Libya on a bombing mission to Calabria Airdrome, Italy. After successfully dropping their bombs they collided, for an unknown reason, with B-24D 41-23785 while returning from the mission. Both planes crashed into the Mediterranean sea.

Henry was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 11038927

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-11806:

Berry, Rex ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, AR
Brice, Winston R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Cox, Don F ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NC
Donaghy, Henry J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH
Ivie, William A ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
Loe, Martin W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OR
Stone, William C ~ Capt, Pilot, MI
Thornburg, Paul D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IL
Verhagen, Donald R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IN

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For airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23785 see:

Phillips, Keith K ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI

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Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56246639
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Henry J Donaghy (1920–13 Jun 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56246639, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .