FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD CAMPBELL STEVENS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

November 28, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – June 22, 1944; 23 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 196 East Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted May 4, 1942
Service number: O-804246
367TH FIGHTER GROUP, 394TH FIGHTER SQUADRON
Missing In Action (MIA)

Awarded the Air Medal (three times)

Norwalk High School Class of ‘38

P-38 Lightning, type J-15-LO, serial number 42-104316. Mission: Strafing and bombing South Cherbourg. Take Off Station 452 Stoney Cross, Hampshire UK. Shot down by flak during a low-altitude attack – Crashes in Flames – 1:15 p.m. Eye witness statement reads, “After crossing the southern tip of Cherbourg, France I saw a P-38 airplane, which I believed Lt DONALD C. STEVENS to be flying, burst into flames and crash. We were flying at 0 feet altitude when the accident occurred.” Signed, Edward D. Michelson, 2d Lt, Army Air Force

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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