Dennis, Donald Leroy, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 388th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
RAF Knettishall, Suffolk, England

Casualty Date
Mar 23, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Liberty Section, Lot 1950, Space 3

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
560th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy388th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 560th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 388th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1944-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
When his B-17G, "Captain Jim", was shot down, he and his crew were able to bail out. The other 8 men aboard were taken to POW camps but he was caught near Düsseldorf by German civilians who killed him using pitchforks and clubs and possibly set dogs on him also.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
Book: "Daring Young Men", by Richard Reeves, Simon & Sshuster Paperbacks, 2010, p 46.
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