DONALD J MACCIO
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

DONALD JOSEPH MACCIO

WALL NAME

DONALD J MACCIO

PANEL / LINE

20W/57

DATE OF BIRTH

10/18/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ROCHESTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monroe County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD JOSEPH MACCIO
POSTED ON 6.26.2020
POSTED BY: James Barr

My Father

My father also died on this plane, Lt. Col. Robert H. Barr
He was on board as an observer that day.
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POSTED ON 5.23.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Donald Maccio, Thank you for your service as a Navigator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Memorial Day weekend, but like none other. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.11.2018

Final Mission of CAPT Donald J. Maccio

On July 27 1969, a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52D Stratofortress strategic bomber (#56-0630) from the 17th Bomb Wing, 4133rd Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command, crashed into the Pacific Ocean following the failure of the starboard wing after takeoff from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. All eight personnel aboard were killed. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander MAJ Edward W. Wyatt, co-pilot CAPT John A. Albasio, radar navigator CAPT Donald J. Maccio, navigator CAPT Edward A. Miskowski, electronic warfare officer (EWO) 1LT Gary P. Leach, and gunner TSGT Clinton E. Tibbetts. The two other U. S. Air Force personnel reportedly on board the aircraft were LTC Robert H. Barr and TSGT Richard Piskula. The wing loss occurred about the time the nose wheel left the ground during takeoff. Eyewitness accounts reported that the plane continued momentarily in level flight, then made a violent bank below the sight of the cliff at the end of the runway, crashing into the ocean. Aircraft commander CAPT Wyatt attempted to eject, and his chute was found either fully or partially deployed. His remains were recovered. The remains of the four other crewmen and one passenger were also recovered. However, neither Leach’s nor Barr’s bodies were found. Tibbetts was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and web.archive.org]
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POSTED ON 11.4.2014
POSTED BY: Steve Hampton

I remember

My dad was a B-52 pilot at Pease AFB, and we lived near you. My parents are Shirley and John, friends of yours. I remember being friends with your kids. You took us to the Pease air show one year, and afterwards we went to the A&W Root Beer place. I'm also the kid that broke the tall window beside ther door of your house on White Birch Drive...sorry about that. I was just looking at some research material on the B-52 and your crash information popped up, reminding me of the day my dad called home from Guam to tell my Mom about the crash. I hope you are resting in Peace.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Donald Joseph MacCio, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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