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Lt. (jg) Donald Cecil Kane


Born: 29 March 1918 - Detroit, Michigan

Parents: Turney & Mary Helen Kane

Siblings: 1 brother

Home:

    - 744 Portsmouth Avenue, Westchester, Illinois

Education:

    - Oak Park School, Oak Park, Illinois

    - Grant School, Westchester, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1935

    - Northwestern University

        - Bachelor of Arts -1939

Occupation: member Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Enlisted:

    - U.S. Navy 

        - 1941

Serial Number: O&129975

Training: 

    - Glenview Naval Air Station, Illinois

    - Dallas Naval Air Station, Texas

    - Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida

    - Miami Naval Air Station, Florida

    - Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station, Florida

    - Norfolk Naval Air Station, Virginia

        - qualified as pilot

Unit: Carrier: U.S.S. Essex

    - Air Group 9

Engagements:

    - Battle of Wake Island

        - 25 January 1942 - 27 January 1942

    - Battle of Tarawa Island

        - 20 November 1942 - 25 November 1942

    - Battle of Truk Atoll

        - 16 February 1944

Killed in Action:

    - 16 February 1944

        - plane shot down

Declared Dead: 15 January 1946

Buried: 

    - Tablets of the Missing

        - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Air Medal with Gold Star




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