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Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Donald B. Alexander.
Unit/placed in, 871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).
Donald was born in Aug. 26, 1917 in Missouri.
Father, Arlon B. Alexander.
Mother, Clara M. Alexander.
Wife, Reubla R. (Nuutlon) Alexander.
Donald entered the service from Missouri with service-number # 0-866361.
Donald’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;
Capt. Dale W. Peterson pilot
2nd Lt. James L. Kellan Jr. Co Pilot
1nd Lt. Frank L. Zylla Navigator/Bombardier
2nd Lt. Joseph R. Zeock Bombardier
2nd Lt. Donald B. Alexander Engineer
S/Sgt. Charles C. Foster Radio Operator
Sgt. Tom B. Clark Central Fire Control
Cpl. Tony Carrion Right Waist Gunner
Cpl. Bernard F. Sutton Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. Lemuel B. Peterson Tail Gunner
Sgt. Arlie A. Agent Radar Operator
Donald was KIA during on the way back the plane was heavily damaged and was ditched by the pilot, on Jan. 27, 1945 is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Donald is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the missing.
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