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Donald Hunt


Donald A. Hunt

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

Service # 11122613

759th Bomber Squadron, 459th Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: Maine

Died: 20-Jun-44

Buried at: Plot A Row 26 Grave 1

Ardennes American Cemetery

Neupre, Belgium

Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart


2nd Lt George Ostroot Jr`s story of Mission No.60 and his early days of being a P O W will be listed under "Servicemen Stories".



This ia a photo of Lt. Joe Young`s crew in 1944. 2nd Lt. George Ostroot Jr., 759th Bomb Squadron Navigator, is in the front row far right. S/Sgt Donald Hunt is in back row - far right. Most of this crew became P O W`s on 6/16/44 when their plane was shot down after bombing a Vienna, Austria oil refinery on 459 BG Mission No. 60. Their plane crash landed in a Hungarian grain field. Pilot Joe Young and Gunner S/Sgt Donald Hunt perished on this mission.

MACR: 6128

Donald Hunt

S/Sgt Donald A Hunt was assigned to the 459th BG 759th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Radio Operator.


This ia a photo of Lt. Joe Young`s crew in 1944. 2nd Lt. George Ostroot Jr., 759th Bomb Squadron Navigator, is in the front row far right. S/Sgt Donald Hunt is in back row - far right. Most of this crew became P O W`s on 6/16/44 when their plane was shot down after bombing a Vienna, Austria oil refinery on 459 BG Mission No. 60. Their plane crash landed in a Hungarian grain field. Pilot Joe Young and Gunner S/Sgt Donald Hunt

The following information on Donald Hunt is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on S/Sgt Hunt. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Donald Hunt's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

Donald Hunt

S/Sgt

924

06/08/1944

 

AM

Air Medal (AM)

Donald Hunt

S/Sgt

1439

06/28/1944

 

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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