Donald H. Russell

NAME
Donald Haynes Russell
NICKNAME
Don
SERVICE NUMBER
O-10908
UNIT
VMSB-234
Pilot
HOME OF RECORD
430 NE 51st Street, Miami, FL
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Jane Thomas Russell
DATE OF BIRTH
November 20, 1919
ENTERED SERVICE
1941
DATE OF LOSS
February 4, 1943
REGION
Solomon Islands
CAMPAIGN / AREA
New Georgia
CASUALTY TYPE
Missing In Action
Declared Dead February 5, 1945
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
First Lieutenant Donald H. Russell was a dive-bomber pilot serving with VMSB-234 during the campaign for the Solomon Islands.

On 4 February 1943, Russell piloted Dauntless SBD-4 10351, with SSgt. Ray T. Stanley as rear seat gunner, in a strike on Japanese ships near Munda, New Georgia. The ship failed to return from the raid, and the crew was listed as missing in action. Both Marines were declared dead on 5 February 1945.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Air Medal, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
First Lieutenant
(posthumous Captain)
STATUS OF REMAINS
Missing in action
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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