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Donld Blakeslee

One of the first AAF fighter pilots to lead a Mustang group over the Berlin area, Lt. Col. Donald J. M. Blakeslee, of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, has shot down eight enemy aircraft.  One of the top American fighter leaders in the ETO, Col.  Blakeslee began operations here with an RCAF Spitfire squadron, then joined an American unit when it became active in the ETO.  He has shot down Germans with Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. [Source:  "The Stars and Stripes", Thursday, March 9, 1944, Vol 4, No. 109; Transcribed by Genealogy Trails]


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