Donini, Joseph (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Donini, Joseph (NMI)   
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 33607080   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 13 March 1945
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming, Pennsylvania
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 13850 (18.160 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Martin, Walter RPilotTBD
2nd Lt. Strang, Walter DavidCo-pilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Merriam, David EugeneNavigatorPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Einstein, Oliver LeonBombardierTR
CPL. Kustra, Michael (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. McCullough, John RandolphEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Donini, Joseph (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Bull, Joe WalterTail GunnerPOW
CPL. Paine, Thomas JFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 7 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Eye, on return, due to unspecified engine trouble.
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39236 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 43‑38801 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft peeled off to right; #3 engine fell off and #4 was on fire; aircraft went into a flat spin and fell apart; no chutes observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
Sortie Report

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