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Donald Oscar Peterson

Born Feb. 4, 1921, Otisco, MN
Gender Male
Parents Oscar abd Bessie (Paskewitz) Peterson
Schools Attended

Waseca High School

Branch of Service Army
Additional Identifiers
Service Timeframe 1942 - 1946
War/Conflict World War Two 1939-1945
Principal Units and Locations

Philippines, Japan

Military Awards and Decorations

Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon.


Completed Airplane Mechanic Course at Boiling Aircraft School in Amarillo, Texas. Most of dad's service he worked on B26 bombers. The one thing he talked about was that in order to insure the planes were not sabotaged, the mechanics that worked on it were required to go alone on the first flight. Maybe that is where he got his sense for detail and precise work.