In Memory – Lt. Col. William R. Donohue

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Lt. Col William R. Donohue flew on the 1st Honor Flight from Austin.

After high school graduation in 1942, he was drafted and sent to flight school. Stationed in Grafton Underwood, England with the 384th Bomb Group in 1944, he flew 31 B-17 missions, including 3 on D Day and 2 over Berlin. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters. During the Korean Conflict, Bill was the personal pilot for Lt. Gen. James Van Fleet, the United Nations commander in Korea and was decorated by Syngman Rhee, president of the Republic of Korea, for his service.

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