Furber, Donald Wilson

Individual Personnel Data
Name Furber, Donald Wilson   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-677703   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #77 dated 21 August 1943
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 30 January 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon
Additional Information
  • Placed on Temporary Duty for seven days to Coomber Hotel, Senley, Dorset (a FLAK House) on or about 28 September 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #105 dated 27 September 1943.
  • Appointed First Lieutenant (AUS) effective 9 January 1944 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 14 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2265 (16.501 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Yelvington, Melton Albert, "Rebel"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Furber, Donald WilsonCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Broat, Arthur ENavigatorWIA
2nd Lt. Cecil, Boyd AllenBombardierCT
T/SGT. Sigler, Edwin RobertRadio Operator / GunnerTBD
SGT. Capps, Milburn PerryEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Paige, Robert EugeneBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Albertson, Harry EdwardTail GunnerCT
SGT. Davis, Edward DouglasFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Smith, Bob (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
High squadron lead. Turned back, unable to keep up with formation due to lack of power.
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back. Landed away at Metfield.
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Returned early from mission after taking off.
Turned back because of oxygen failure and #3 engine not operating properly; bombed a target of opportunity with unobserved results.
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑5838 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
50 5 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑5444 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37727 Aborted mission after taking off.
Flying spare. Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37727 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37727 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37727 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Seen going down before bombs away due to enemy aircraft attacks; crashed near Bad Münder, Germany. MACR 2265
Sortie Report

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