Abair, Donald Lloyd, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1943-1944, M 1092, 763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Plymouth, Marshall County
Last Address
Spinazzola, Italy

Casualty Date
Apr 05, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
Location of Interment
Oakhill Cemetery - Plymouth, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
460th Bombardment Group, HeavyUS Air Force
  1943-1944, M 1035, 460th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1944, M 1092, 763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1944, B-24 Liberator
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Donald Lloyd Abair was an Army Air Corps bombardier and was killed in operations over Italy on 5 April 1944, when two B-24s collided at the assembly point over Altamura.  The crews of both planes were lost in the incident.

He was assigned to the 763rd Bombardment Squadron (H), 460th Bombardment Group. Target for that day was the Nis Marshalling Yards, Yugoslavia. His aircraft was a B-24H crew (tail number 42-52375).

Crew of 42-52375:
2nd Lt. Winfred P. Russell (P)
2nd Lt. James D. Gartland (Co-P)
2nd Lt. Justin A. Taylor (N)
2nd Lt. Doanld Abair (B)
TSgt Thomas L. Yates (Engineer/Gunner)
Cpl. Alois R. Glinski (Radio Operator/Gunner)
SSgt. Frank B. Lucas (Asst Eng. Gunner)
Cpl. Richard T. Even (Asst. RO/Gunner)
SSgt. George I Karren (Armoror/Gunner)
Sgt. Frank E. Carroll (Asst. Armorer/Gunner)

 
   
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