Corp Donald G Conner

Corp Donald G Conner

Birth
West Virginia, USA
Death 6 Jan 1945 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Donald served as a Corporal & Gunner on B-25J #43-36161, 500th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Harrison County, West Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 17, 1943 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

B-25J #43-36161 took off, with a crew of 6, on a bombing mission over Fabrica Airfield, Negros, Philippines. They were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and the pilot, 2nd Lt. William P. Simpson, made the decision to ditch in the sea. 4 crew members survived and 2 were lost in this ditching.

Donald was declared "Missing In Action" in this ditching during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 35754706

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Airmen who perished on B-25J #43-36161:

Conner, Donald G ~ Corp, Gunner, WV
Spurlock, Charles S ~ Corp, Radio Operator, TX

Those who survived included: 2nd Lt. William P. Simpson ( Pilot ~ who was later killed on another B-25 mission ). The other three survived the war which included: 2nd Lt. Richard J. Lewis ( Co-Pilot ), 2nd Lt. Jack A. Williams ( Bmb/Nav ), and Sgt Clyde W. Kline ( Engineer ).

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56781777
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Donald G Conner (1924–6 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56781777, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .