Meagher, Donald F., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1941
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Corporal

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Great Falls
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 7

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion


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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Reconnaissance Squadron5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1941-1941, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron
  1941-1941, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-18 Bolo  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1940-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1940-1941, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Donald Meagher was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  

He was a Private at Ewa, in 1940 with the 17th Air Base Squadron. At the time of the attack, he was serving with the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Bomb Group (Heavy).


SYNOPSIS:
Corporal Donald C. Meagher, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action while serving during the Japanese aerial attack on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Meagher dispersed one of the attacking Japanese planes with the front guns of a grounded American airplane. He was killed when his plane was struck by an exploding shell.
General Orders: Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross
Action Date: December 7, 1941
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Corporal

   
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