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Rank and Name, Sergeant Donal C. Aiken.
Unit/placed in, 672th Bomber Squadron, 444th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).
Donal was born in 1922 in Montana.
Father, Arthur B. Aiken.
Mother, Ida Aiken.
Sister, Carol R. Aiken.
Donal entered the Service from Tacoma, Washington in Dec. 5, 1942 with service number # 19193152.
Donal’s crew members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;
Capt. James L. Schleicher Pilot
1st Lt. Robert H. O’Shea Co Pilot
F/O. Chester L. Rinke Flight Engineer
2nd Lt. Walter B. Miklosh Navigator
2nd Lt. John M. Cumming Bombardier
M/Sgt. Warren E. Tienan Right Waist Gunner
T/Sgt. John M. Larkins Radar Observer
S/Sgt. George F. Chesboro Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. Donal C. Aiken Central Fire Control
Sgt. Chester A. Jennings Radio
Sgt. Ralph H. Groff Jr. Tail Gunner
Donal died on the flight from China to India and when the crashed north of Calcutta, on June 26, 1944, he is honored with a Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Donal is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html