Sywell Aviation Museum News

Bill Donald - 305th BG Historian passes away

13th May 2008

The Museum is sad to report the passing of William 'Bill' Donald - historian of the 305th Bomb Group USAAF, Chelveston.

Bill not only wrote 'John Burn One-Zero-Five - the Story of Chelveston Airfield and the 305th Bomb Group', but was also the inspiration behind the project to erect a memorial in Chelveston to the 700 Americans based there who died during the war.

Bill who was only 61, died of cancer on Saturday, May 3.

His funeral today was marked by a flypast by Sywell resident T-6G G-DDMV thanks to Colin Dabin and Bob Moore of Warbird Experiences.

Bill worked extensively with the Museum to put on display a history of Chelveston airfield and the 305th BG in the American hall, an exhibition so popular that it remains on show today.

The Museum offers its sincere condolences to Bill's family.

Full article in The Evening Telegraph - see here.

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