Kelley, Donald C, T/Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 510-Enlisted Bombardier
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1943, AAF MOS 510, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/310th Bombardment Group
Service Years
1941 - 1943

Technical Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Craig Circle, North Carolina

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MIA-Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

AAF Bombardier Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force/310th Bombardment Group
  1941-1943, AAF MOS 510, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/310th Bombardment Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. Donald C. Kelley-

T/Sgt. Donald C. Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Kelley of Oteen , N.C., enlisted from Charlotte, North Carolina. 11 December 1941.

He was reported  missing in action in the Sicilian Campaign July 10, 1943, and one year later was declared dead by the War Department.  Sgt. Kelley was born in Parsons and lived here until 1935, when his family moved south.  He entered the service in December 1941, just two days after Pearl Harbor.  At the time of his enlistment he was attending Lee Edwards High School.  He trained at Shepard Field, Texas, and several other stations in the state before being sent overseas in December 1942.  He was stationed in the state before being sent overseas in December 1942.  He was stationed for a while in North Africa. 

He served aboard a B-25C (#42-64522) with the 381st Bomb Squadron (M), 310th Bomb Group (M), 57th Bomb Wing, 12th Air Force, based on Corsica.

 On his last mission,, he was lost over the sea and remains MIA along with 4 of his crew of six men.  Aircraft lost near Sciacca Air Drome, Siciliy which was their target. One parachute was seen to open.  Missing Air Crew Report (MACR 342).

Crew:
F/O George D. Collins, P
2nd Lt. Gilbert H. Myers, C/P
TSgt. Donald C. Kelley, B
SSgt. Richard J. Walsch, G
TSgt. Mike D. Rogers, R/O
Cpl. Gustave A. Lunstan, Photographer

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presidential Citation, Good Conduct Medal and the African Campaign Ribbon.

   
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