Barry Creig DONALD DSM


DONALD, Barry Creig

Service Number: 29745
Enlisted: 13 February 1958
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 3 June 1940
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier/Pilot
Died: Killed In Action (Aircraft Downed By Ground Fire), South Vietnam, 3 December 1969, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Ipswich General Cemetery, Qld
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Officer Cadet School Portsea Memorial
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Malayan Emergency Service

13 Feb 1958: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 29745

Vietnam War Service

27 Aug 1968: Involvement SN 29745
27 Aug 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, SN 29745, 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight
11 Jun 1969: Involvement SN 29745
11 Jun 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, SN 29745, 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight
Date unknown: Involvement Captain, SN 29745

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"Captain Barry Creig Donald enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on 13th February 1958. After service in Malaya he was commissioned on 6th June 1961 and subsequently qualified as an Army Pilot and flying instructor. He arrived in South Vietnam on 27th August 1968. As the Fixed Wing Section Commander and flying instructor he has operated under arduous operational flying conditions. He has continually sought to improve the flying standards of his pilots and has wisely guided new and inexperienced rotary and fixed wing pilots in their operational tasks..." - READ MORE LINK (