Veterans' Memorial Project

Donald James DeCleene

Oak Park, IL

World War II

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: 1942

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Death: 01/02/1945

Affiliations: Theta Kappa Phi

Lt. DeCleene served with the 603rd Bomber Squadron, 398th Bomber Group, Heavy. After a bombing mission over western Germany, his plane crashed after reaching England. He is buried at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, Plot C Row 4 Grave 28. Lt. DeCleene was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

-taken from Web site above and University records

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