Veterans' Memorial Project

Donald Leroy Flentke

Evansville, IN

Korean War

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1939-1941

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 06/01/1917

Date of Death: 09/28/1950

Captain Flentke was assigned to the 6002nd Tactical Support Wing and the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter Bomber Wing. On September 28, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and burst into flames near Senun-ri, 10 miles southeast of Wonsan, Korea. Captain Flentke was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

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