SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD CLIVE DELANEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 2, 1924 (Springfield, OH) – January 29, 1945; 21 years old
Unmarried
Last local address: Hickory Bluff, South Norwalk (draft card) and 401 Highland Ave
Service number: O-827399
375TH TROOP CARRIER GROUP, 56TH SQUADRON
MIA (at sea)

Son of Ralph M. Delaney who resided in New York City, New York. Mother Pauline passed on August 11, 1939. Graduated Wilbraham Academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, Class of 1942.


Wilbraham Academy yearbook picture. Provided by Janet Moran, Director of Archives
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham Academy yearbook. Provided by Janet Moran, Director of Archives
Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Donald was a passenger on C-46D #44-77420, 56th Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group. C-46D #44-77420 took off from Biak Island, Indonesia on a Cargo & Passenger mission to Dulag, Leyte, Philippines. They were not heard from after takeoff and assumed to have crashed at sea during the war.


Airmen who perished on C-46D # 44-77420:

Allen, William G ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MO
Brewer, Alpheus W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, GA
Critz, Thomas F ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, MS
Delaney, Donald C ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, NY
Havens, Edwin C ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, MI
Hill, Marshall H ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, IN
Kaul, George E ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, MN
Murphy, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MT
Seymour, Julian H ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, TN
Spiess, William F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN

Memorialized Walls of the Missing Manila American Cemetery Taguig City, Philippines

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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