Bonar, Milton John, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Akron, OH
Last Address
Akron, OH

Casualty Date
Jul 04, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (Cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
VB-11NAS Oceana, VANAS WildwoodVB-13
USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1943-1943, 131X, VB-11
  1943-1944, 131X, NAS Oceana, VA
  1944-1944, 131X, NAS Wildwood
  1944-1944, 131X, VB-13
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 07, 1941, Service entry date
  Jul 04, 2015, General Photos4
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

VB-13
CURTISS SB2C-3C HELLDIVER
PILOT: LT. M.J. Bonar
CREWMAN: ARM3c A.D. Loenthal
THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE DURING THE BATTLE OF IWO
JIMA, 4 JUL 1944

   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Distiguished Flying Cross 
Years Awarded
1944
Details behind Awards:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Milton John Bonar, United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Pacific Area. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bonar was pilot of an SB2C-3 airplane engaged in dive bombing enemy shore installations on Iwo Jima the morning of 4 July 1944. Target for this attack was hangars and shops at the northern airfield. His plane was observed to be hit by anti-aircraft fire in the early part of his dive and to catch on fire in or near the bomb bay. He continued in his dive and released his bombs which were observed to hit a large hangar. In finally attempting to pull out of his dive his plane went out of control and crashed into the sea. It is believed that neither he nor his aircrewman survived.
Action Date: July 4, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Company: Bombing Squadron 13 (VB-13)

   
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