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McDonough, Tec 5 Ralph

Ralph McDonough

US Army Air Force WWII

Tec 5

Date of Birth: Sept. 3, 1914

Date of Death: April 17, 2004

Ralph served with the 4th Bombardment Squadron, 34th Group H, 8th Army Air Force in WWII. He participated in the battles and campaigns of Central Europe Air Offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes.  His medals include the European African Middle Eastern Theater, American Defense Service, Good Conduct Medal and E.T.O. Campaign ribbon with five battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.  Ralph belonged to the Mazeppa American Legion Post #588.  Ralph is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


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