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MANGINO, DONALD W., Flight Officer, # T-224469, USAAF

 

Donald W. Mangino was born on 2 February 1917 in New Jersey to Joseph Mangino. A sister was Josephine Mangino (1915-     ), living in Bound Brook, New Jersey in 1945, Ann (Magino) Olson, and Mary Jean (Mangino) Bain, and a brother, Anthony K. Mangino (U.S. Army, Private).

 

He completed preliminary aviation training at Maxwell Field, Alabama, went through advanced flights schools and was multi-engine rated. He began flying at the age of 17 years at Hadley Airport in South Plainfield, New Jersey. He was appointed as a Flight Officer and penned on his pilot wings in September 1942. He was first a flight instructor. He then served at Macon Field, Georgia. He was sent overseas to India. It was confirmed on 29 March 1945 that a ground search party had located the crashed and burned C-47A. Recovery included Lt. McDonald’s ID tag. Found was a box owned by Capt. Andrews, O.S.S. Unit, Detachment 202. On 3 April 1945 a Graves Registration team visited the scene of the wreckage of the C-47A and recovered the remains of the crew for temporary burial in the airfield cemetery at Kalaikunda, Jorhat Air Base, India. On 26 April 1945, Graves Registration turned over the identified remains of the crew to the Air Transport Command. After recovery from India, his remains were buried in the Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, New Jersey, on 17 May 1949 (Sec. A, Grave 16).

MCDONALD, HARRISON GRAY, JR., Second Lieutenant, # 0-740233, USAAF

 

Harrison G. McDonald, Jr., was born on 16 December 1917 in California to Harrison G. McDonald (1888-1954) (CA) and Marguerite Turner (Seymour) McDonald (1888-1989) (NY) (married 14 November 1911).  Siblings included John Seymour McDonald (1914-2007) , Ruth E. (McDonald) Edmundson (1920-2011), and James Howard McDonald (1925-2005).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Los Angeles, California, on 30 March 1942. He completed aviation training through advanced flights schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. It was confirmed on 29 March 1945 that a ground search party had located the crashed and burned C-47A. Recovery included Lt. McDonald’s ID tag. Found was a box owned by Capt. Andrews, O.S.S. Unit, Detachment 202.