Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Donald Dale Almond.
Unit/Placed in, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Donald is born approx. on July 30, 1919 in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Father, Roland S. Almond.
Mother, Iva F. (Gleason) Almond.
Sister, Frances E. Almond.
Brother, Robert R. Almond.
Donald enlisted the service in South Dakota with service number # O-433338.
Donald’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. Donald D. Almond Pilot
1st Lt. John J. Cahill Co Pilot
1st Lt. Robert L. McClure Pos. ?
1st Lt. Kenneth A. Olson Pos. ?
T/Sgt. Ivan O. Sand Pos. ?
T/Sgt. Forrest D. Wright Pos. ?
S/Sgt. Oliver R. Neese Pos. ?
S/Sgt. Maurice Derfler Pos. ?
S/Sgt. Marvin C. Parson Pos. ?
Corp. Joseph L. Wagner Pos. ?
Donald was KIA on a reconnaissance mission when they were attacked by several Japanese Fighters and one of them rammed him, so he crashed on May 19, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Donald is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA.
Thanks to http://www.90thbombgroup.org/menu.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com