Donald Robert Cratty

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  • Name: Donald Robert Cratty
  • Location of Birth: Foley, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 29, 1915
  • Date of Death: October 2, 1981
  • Parents: Ralph Cratty & Lonetta (Latterell) Cratty
  • High School and Class: 1933 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: October 14, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: San Diego, California
  • Date of Discharge: February 23, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Arizona
    Name: Donald Robert Cratty
    Race: White
    Age: 25
    Birth Date: December 29, 1915
    Birth Place: Foley, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Ajo, Pima, Arizona, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Phelps Dodge Corp., New Cornelia Branch, Ajo, Pima, Arizona
    Weight: 160
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: left handed
    Next of Kin: Cora Cratty, wife, Ajo, Pima, Arizona

    Newspaper article: Dec 1945 – “Dear Friends: I wish to thank you for the wonderful Christmas package. The boys don’t offer any argument now when I tell them I am from the very best home town in these United States. We are still trying to learn the secrets of radar. However, I hope to get that diploma which qualifies me as a civilian before completing this course. It certainly is swell to see so many of the boys returning home and I am looking forward to seeing them in the near future. Sincerely, Donald Cratty.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donald Cratty died in Ajo, Arizona.

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