Capt. Bill Donahue

8/1/20 - 2/25/79

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Photo and biography courtesy of Bill Donahue, Jr. and Estelle Donahue McCarthy

Capt. Bill Donahue dropped out of college to join the U.S. Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the China, Burma, India theater of operations; flying "the Hump" in P-40s and C-87s. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Bill was one of the earliest Seaboard pilots, hired in 1947. He flew until his untimely death due to a ramp accident in Frankfurt. He was 58 years old.

Bill is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sons Bill Jr. and Sean (a pilot for Continental); and daughters, Estelle McCarthy, Priscilla Carty, and Kathleen Sotell.


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