Kane, Lt (jg) Donald C.

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Lt. (jg) Donald Cecil Kane 
Born: 29 March 1918 – Wyandatte, 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 in Music -1939 
– Fraternity: Phi Mu Alpha
Occupation: member Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Mary Helen Kane – mother
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 
Memorial: 
– Tablets of the Missing 
– American Military Cemetery – Manila, Philippine Islands 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Air Medal with Gold Star 

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