Donahue

Archie G. Donahue
Captain (Pilot)

Born: 24 October 1917, Casper, WY
Education: University of Texas
Enter the Marine Corps: 1941 via Naval Aviation Cadet program.
Died: 30 July 2007, Harlingen, TX

Summary: Designated a Naval Aviator in February of 1942 at Corpus Christi, Texas where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, USMCR. Posted at Norfolk until he joined VMF-112. Donahue shot down 9 aircraft over Guadalcanal with VMF-112. On May 13, 1943 he destroyed five Mitsubishi A6M3 Zeros in a single engagement. Following his return to the U.S. Donahue flew another combat tour with VMF-451 off the carrier USS Bunker Hill. On 12 April 1945 he again achieved 5 aerial victories in a single engagement over Okinawa. Personal military awards include the Navy Cross, three Distinguished Flying Crosses and 5 Air Medals. He is credited with 14 confirmed aerial victories. For the past several years Archie has been active with the Commemorative Air Force (formerly known as Confederate Air Force) in Harlingen, Texas.

Click on web link below for a 1996 article about Archie Donahue written by Herschel Whittington: http://rwebs.net/dispatch/output.asp?ArticleID=40


Current address:

Archie G. Donahue
2402 Lazy Lake
Harlingen, TX 78550
(713) 425-4469

Wife:
Mary Donahue