Maj. Donald E. Penn


(F Birtciel)

Maj. Donald E. Penn

38th FS - 12 August 1943 - March 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CG-Q 44-14451 "Big Bitch"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target
29 31 December 1943 Bourdeaux (Blue 4)
33 11 January 1944 Brunswick (Red 4)
68 08 April 1944 Brunswick (Blue 3)
284 10 December 1944 Koblenz (Yellow Leader)
285 11 December 1944 Giessen (Yellow Leader)
286 12 December 1944 Darmstadt (Yellow Leader)
287 15 December 1944 Hannover (Yellow Leader)
288 16 December 1944 Stuttgart (Yellow Leader)
290 23 December 1944 Arhweiler (Yellow Leader)
291 24 December 1944 Darmstadt (Yellow Leader)
292 25 December 1944 Hermeskeil (Yellow Leader)
293 26 December 1944 Neuwied (Yellow Leader)
303 07 January 1945 Bielefeld (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
304 13 January 1945 Bischofsheim (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
310 22 January 1945 Sterkrade/Holten (White Leader)
313 03 February 1945 Berlin (Program Flight Leader)
317 14 February 1945 Merseberg (Program White Leader)
319 17 February 1945 Frankfurt (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
320 19 February 1945 Nrnberg (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
323 22 February 1945 Berlin (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
326 25 February 1945 Nrnberg (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
329 28 February 1945 Munich (Squadron Leader - White Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged  
Score Detail 15 April 1944  Ju-88 destroyed (ground) Osnabruck
21 May 1944  Hs-129 destroyed (air) Brunswick
14 June 1944  Me-109 damaged (air) S/Paris
24 December 1944  (2)Me-109 damaged (air) W/St. Vith
25 February 1945  Me-262 destroyed (air) Giebelstadt
Notes Entered service from Superior, AZ
ASN - O-746167
12 August 1943 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
December 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
January 1944 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
22 February 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
February 1944 - Awarded 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
February 1944 - Awarded 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
March 1944 - Awarded 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
April 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
03 January 1945 - Relieved as Flight Commander
03 January 1945 - Appointed Squadron Operations Officer
January 1945 - Awarded 8th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
Awards
Memories  
Additional Photo Maj. Donald E. Penn (55th FGA)
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