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Alexander, Donald B.

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.

 

Thanks to  http://www.497thbombgroupb29.org/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

479th Bomber Group
B-29
Isely Airfield, Saipan
His rank First Lieutenant