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BLAKESLEE, DONALD JAMES MATTHEW

Service:United States Air Force
Rank:Colonel
Date of Birth:11 September 1917
Place of Birth:Fairport Harbor, Ohio, USA
Date of Death:3 September 2008 (Aged 90 years)
Decorations:Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters
Distinguished Flying Cross (UK)

US Air Force (via Fold3)

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross (UK):
This officer has completed a large number of sorties over enemy territory. He has destroyed 1, probably destroyed 2 and damaged several more hostile aircraft. He is a fine leader whose keenness has proved most inspiring.

Burial Details

Cemetery:ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (14 August 1942)
Wikipedia

Record updated on 20 December 2018.


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