Donovan, John Tyler, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 131X, 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Montgomery, Alabama
Last Address
French Indochina (Vietnam)

Casualty Date
May 12, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Montgomery, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Nov 27, 2015
   
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  261 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Baker, Cecil, Cox, (1941-1946)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Blair, Foster John, CDR, (1941-1966)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
  • Bridgeman, William Barton, LT, (1941-1947)
  • Brown, Perry Thompson, C.B., (1942-1945)
  • Carmichael, Daniel Archibald, CAPT, (1942-1965)
  • Christopherson, Jim
  • Coleman, Thaddeus Thornton, CAPT, (1941-1973)
  • CORY, AL, MCPO, (1940-1970)
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