Donald C. Black

Don Black, WWII
Don Black, WWII
Recent Address: 19706 Greenside Terrace, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
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Family Info: Parents: Donald Sr. and Lillie; Wife: Elizabeth; Children: Bruce, Michael
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Date Entered Service: September 17, 1943
Service Number: 377123661
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 676th and 677th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS (October, 1943)
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: 36
Targets:
Awards: 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: Boeing B-29 Flight Engineer Jun 1943; Boeing - Jet Performance May 1955; Mather AFB-Navigator Dec 1958
MOS: MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB), KC135 Navigator (13152)
Rank Upon Discharge: Colonel
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63378 Fubar, 42-24485 Lady Marge
Where You a POW?:
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Where You a Interned?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th: July, 1945
Date Discharged: January, 1946
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: It was my contribution to my country during a period of struggle against an aggressor. No regrets for my participation!
Comments: Colonel Black passed away August 3, 2004 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Alexandria, VA.
Don Black, C. 2002
Don Black, C. 2002

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