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The Airmen's Stories - P/O D K MacDonald


Donald Kennedy MacDonald was born on 20th August 1918, the son of James Harold and Isa May Macdonald, of Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

He attended Marlborough College from 1932 to 1936 and then Peterhouse College, Cambridge where he read Mediaeval and Modern Languages.


Above image courtesy of and copyright the David Ross Collection.



He was a member of the University Air Squadron and was called to full-time service in November 1939 and commissioned. He completed his training at FTS Cranwell and was serving with 603 Squadron in July 1940.

He failed to return from combat with Me109s over Dover on 28th August 1940 in Spitfire L1046.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 9.

His elder brother Harold was killed in action with 603 Squadron on 28th September 1940.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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