2Lt Donald W Dyer

2Lt Donald W Dyer

Birth
Death 11 Jun 1944
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 56755236 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 21, 1946.

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Donald served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on SB-24J #42-100273, 868th Bomber Squadron, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in California prior to the war.

SB-24J #42-100273 took off from Mokerang Airfield on a radar "snooper" bombing mission against Truk. This B-24 was believed to be lost due to either enemy anti-aircraft fire or a night fighter and reportedly crashed on Faleu Island during the war.

Donald was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-678201

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Airmen who perished on this SB-24J:

Dyer, Donald W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CA
Frank, Charles L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CT
Grenz, William E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Jones, George M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, AR
Malinowski, Bernard A ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Engineer, WI
Malley, John E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, PA
Martin, Walter ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, KY
Mikesell, William W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH
Ott, Melvin W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Stoller, Seymour J ~ S/Sgt, Radar Operator, NY

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56755236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Donald W Dyer (unknown–11 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56755236, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .