Donald M. Singer

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 10 / 15
Date of Birth: 29-Sep-1928
High School: Germantown High School
Branch of Service: Air Force
Rank: COL
Date of Casualty: 17-Aug-1966
Province of Casualty:
The career Air Force electronic warfare officer was an amateur astronomer and enjoyed gazing at the night sky with a homemade 6-inch reflecting telescope. He had graduated from Germantown High School in 1946 and was active in drama, debate and language organizations there. Air Force officer�s training and assignments around the world followed graduation from Marietta (Ohio) College. The aircraft on which the 37-year-old colonel was flying crashed on Aug. 17, 1966 in Vietnam. Singer, assigned to the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, was considered to be missing in action until October 1977, when evidence that he had died was found. Survivors included his wife and parents.