Souder, Donald S., MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30070-Radio and Radar Systems Supervisor
Last AFSC Group
Electronics Systems
Primary Unit
1946-1962, Pennsylvania Air National Guard
Service Years
1941 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
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Master Sergeant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by A3C Michael S. Bell to remember Souder, Donald S., MSgt.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Lower Paxton Township, PA

Date of Passing
Mar 02, 2012
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired

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US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Legion
  2012, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity
Donald S. Souder, 90, of Lower Paxton Twp., passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at home surrounded by his devoted children.

Born August 22, 1921 in Harrisburg, he was a son of Roy and Hulda (Drenning) Souder.
He retired as a lineman with Western Electric after 35 years of service.

Don was a WWII U.S. Air Force veteran, flying 35 missions in the 8th Air Force, 92nd Bombardment Group, and he was awarded the Air Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force National Guard, Unit 211.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 730 and was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

His loving wife of 65 years, Martha C. Souder, preceded him in death along with his two brothers, Bob and Bill.

Surviving are four sons, Don, Mike, Mark and Matt (Kim); a daughter, Debra (Chuck Malone) Kruger; eight grandchildren who will truly miss him, Mike, Mark, Jacquelyn, Chase, Gage, Jodelle, Dusty and Tiffany; two great grandsons, Xavier and DJ, who could light up his eyes till the end; a sister-in-law, Ginny and her three girls, Bonnie, Robbie and Randee; and a niece, Vicki Wagner.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 4855 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.


Published in Patriot-News on March 6, 2012
Other Comments:
Rec'd 6 Mar 2012 from Chief Skinner:

"92nd Bomb Group. I have a Donald S. Souder, waist gunner, on B-17 # 42-38156, part of Yanitelli crew. He was from the 325th Bomb Squadron."

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)8th Air Force92nd Bombardment Group, Heavy 325th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Air National Guard (ANG)
  1941-1942, US Army (USA)
  1942-1945, 8th Air Force
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 611, 92nd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1945, 325th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1946-1962, Pennsylvania Air National Guard
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  1942-1946, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1946-1953, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1953-1962, C-119 Flying Boxcar
  1953-1962, C-124 Globemaster II
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