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Donald A Bath

Military

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost in training flight accident 1 miles from Hill Farm, Tillingham 8-Mar-45. Pilot Lt Donald A Bath Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA).

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-11740

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt James E Moores. Lost in training flight accident 1 miles from Hill Farm, Tillingham 8-Mar-45. Pilot Lt Donald A Bath Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA).

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Upper Darby, PA, USA 28 May 1922
Lived in Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, PA, USA 1941
Enlisted Delaware County, PA, USA 1942
Crashed Allen C. Perkinson Blackstone Army Airfield (BKT), Dominy Corner Road, Blackstone, VA 23824, USA 16 June 1944

Landing Accident Blackstone AAB, VA Cat 3 damage Lt Donald A Bath, 16-Jun-44.

P-47D 42-74727 - 131BU.

Based Duxford 10 November 1944 – 7 March 1945

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Tillingham, Southminster CM0, UK 8 March 1945

Lost in training flight accident 1 miles from Hill Farm, Tillingham 8-Mar-45. Pilot Lt Donald A Bath Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA).

Buried 8 March 1945

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2016 10:20:19 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Bath%2C+Donald+A&...
https://www.fold3.com/page/638728362_donald_a%20bath/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763830/?terms=Donald%20A%20Bath
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Bath&GSfn=Donald&G...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Duxford Diary / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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