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John Austin Neal

Military

WIA - 8/17/1943 on Mission to Regensburg, Germany in Aircraft 4230353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'.

2 DFC's, 5 Air Medals, 3 bronze stars, 2 Pres. Unit Citations and recommendation for Congressional Medal of Honor

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 27/6/43; 334BS [BG-C]; 38m, transferred 388BG Aphrodite Project [remote controlled flying bomb filled with Torpex explosives], Knettishall; 803BS RCM...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Orange, Virginia 14 April 1918
Buried Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2018 17:30:39 Lucy May Changes to role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

http://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/4868

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000/ daughter

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