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 Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, on 27 May 1948 (Sec. C, Grave 404).
His brother, James H. McDonald, born 27 March 1925, served in the military. He died on 13 May 2005.