Staples, Donald Ernest, Maj

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last AFSC Group
Navigator
Primary Unit
1958-1958, 327th Bombardment Squadron , Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1958
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Turner, Montana
Last Address
Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington

Date of Passing
Sep 08, 1958
 
Location of Interment
Fort George Wright Cemetery - Spokane, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of DutyAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, In the Line of Duty
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when his and another B-52 collided near Fairchild AFB. Different sources have him as captain, major, or lieutenant colonel at the time of his death. A likely scenario is that his active duty grade was O-3 and that he was posthumously promoted to O-4 and also that he had the reserve grade of O-5.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=3&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Donald+E+Staples&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1735978&rlst=2450967,759412,1735978
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-STA10-01&dataType=Person
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21723211
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/44072
http://www.historylink.org/File/8561
   
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 Ribbon Bar


Navigator Observer (Master)
Navigator Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
560th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy388th Bombardment Group, Heavy92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy327th Bombardment Squadron , Heavy
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1034, 560th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1034, 388th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1958-1958, 92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1958-1958, 327th Bombardment Squadron , Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1958-1958, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
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