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Donovan B. Manifold

Donovan B. Manifold


Last Name: 
First Name Middle Initial:
Nick Name:
"The Purple Claw"
Street: 2225Farnworth St. City & State:  Camarillo, CA E-Mail: 
Zip: 93010-3311 Phone: (805) 385-1321 Spouse:  
Conflict: World War II Service Branch:  USAF Unit: 303rd Bomb Group, 358th Bomb Squad
Theater: European Where Captured:  Malicorne, France Date Captured: 4 July 1943
Camps Held In:  Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft  3, Stalag 7B, How Long Interned: 
Liberated / repatriated: Date Liberated:  Age at Capture: 
Medals Received: Air Medal, Purple Heart, ETO Theatre, Commendation Medal
Military Job:  Aircraft Commander,  B-17, B-29, B-36, B-52  Standardization Pilot Company: 
Occupation after War:  Real Estate




Joined RCAF at Hamilton, Ontario.  Single Engine Pilot training in Harvard Aircraft.  Went to England with RAF twin engine bomber until December, 1941.  Transferred to 8th air Force in England  December 1942.  Shot down 4 July 1943.


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