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2Lt Donald B MacKenzie

2Lt Donald B MacKenzie

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 17 Aug 1943 (aged 21–22)
Germany
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot C Row 37 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56359539 · View Source
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Donald served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-17 "Vertical Shaft" #42-29956, 544th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 29, 1940, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed as a Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Donald was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak and crashed in Germany and during the war. Donald and 1st Lt. Hausenfluck, who were both wounded, held the plane steady so that the rest of the crew could bail out. The others all survived. He was awarded a Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # O-735619

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-29956:

Hausenfluck, Jesse D ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Texas
MacKenzie, Donald B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, New York

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56359539
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Donald B MacKenzie (1921–17 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56359539, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .