New England Air Museum
Donald C. Black
Don Black, WWII
Don Black, WWII
Recent Address:  

19706 Greenside Terrace, Montgomery Village, MD 20886


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Family Information:  

Parents: Donald Sr. and Lillie; Wife: Elizabeth; Children: Bruce, Michael


Detroit, MI

Date Entered Service:  

September 17, 1943

Service Number:  


Bomb Group:  



676th and 677th

Location of Unit:  

Great Bend, KS (October, 1943)

Missions Flown:  


Hump Missions Flown:  





Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Central Burma Campaign, China-Burma-India Campaign, Western Pacific Campaign, WWII Victory Medal, Armed Forces Reserve, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Commendation Medal

Service Schools Attended:  

Boeing B-29 Flight Engineer Jun 1943; Boeing - Jet Performance May 1955; Mather AFB-Navigator Dec 1958

Military Specialty(ies):  

MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB), KC135 Navigator (13152)

Rank Upon Discharge:  


Crew Type:  

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

42-63378 Fubar, 42-24485 Lady Marge

Were you a POW?  


Were you interned?  


Date Transferred from the 58th:  

July, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

January, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

Recalled in Nov 1950 and remained in service until retirement in Sep 1978. (Dec. 1950-Chanute-Student;
May 1951-Castle AFB-329 Bomb Sqdn.;
July 1952-Okinawa-19th Bomb Wing;
Oct. 1956-Offutt AFB-SAC/Ops Plan;
Jan. 1958-Mather AFB-Nav. Training;
Jan 1959-Ramey AFB 915 AREF Sqdn.;
Sept. 1961-Pentagon Spec. Acty.;
April 1966-Lockheed, Ontario Det Cmdr.;
Jun 1968-Pentagon;
August 1973-Rhein Maine AFPCS Det Cmdr.;
Jun 1976 Walker AFB IG;
Sept 1978-Retired)

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Ten years as Property Mgr. & General Manager of Montgomery Village Foundation (a community of 3,000 residential homes). Retired in 1978.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

It was my contribution to my country during a period of struggle against an aggressor. No regrets for my participation!


Colonel Black passed away August 3, 2004.


Don Black, C. 2002


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