Donald Emerson

Pembina, ND

Photo courtesy of Sandra Merrill



Donald Emerson 's Medals

Airmedal DFC Purple Heart
Airmedal Distinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart
(3 Oak Leaf Clusters) (1 Oak Leaf Clusters)


Assigned Aircraft

AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBER CALL LETTERS DATES ASSIGNED DESCRIPTION DISPOSITION
P-51B 43-6889 VF-? 3/16/44-6/10/44 Unk MIA 6/10/44 while flown by F. Caple
P-51D 44-13317 VF-B ? Fighting Donald Duck in flight gear on left firewall, 6 kill crosses on left cowlingMIA 3/26/45 while flown by H. Davis
P-51D 44-15054 VF-D 11/44-12/25/44 olive drab canopy frame, 1 mirror, D-Day stripes under fuselage only, ETO bands throughout MIA 12/25/44 while flown by D. Emerson


Victories

(includes only those while in the 4th FG)



Date Enemy A/C Air/Ground Place Number
3/27/44 Ju-88 Ground Cazaux A/D, Fr. 0.5
4/5/44 Ju-88 Ground Stendal A/D, Ger. 1
4/18/44 Me-109 Ground Wazendorf A/D, Ger. 1
4/22/44 Me-109 Air s/w of Kassel, Ger. 0.5
5/29/44 Me-410 Air North of Falkenburg, ? 0.5
6/20/44 FW-190 Air south of Anklan, Ger. 1
7/2/44 Me-109 Air 10 mi west of Budapest, Hun. 0.5
11/18/44 Me-109 Ground Leipheim A/D, Ger. 1
12/25/44 FW-190 Air s/w of Koblenz, Ger. 2

TOTAL VICTORIES 4TH FG
Air Ground Total Air Ground Total
4.5 2.5 7 4.5 2.5 7


Career Highlights/Lowlights


A PROFILE OF DONALD EMERSON

Written by Sandra Merrill

A TRIBUTE TO DONALD EMERSON

"Sandra Merrill Visits Donald's Gravesite"

Written by Mike Aiello

MORE DONALD EMERSON LINKS

Donald's Story by Sandra Merrill.

An excellent account of Captain Emerson's life as told by his niece. Includes many photos and stories of a 4th Fighter Group ace.

U.S.A.A.F. Legends

Ron Putz's "Last Christmas". The Story of Donald Emerson and George Preddy


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