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Thomas E Creevy

Military

Assigned to 857FS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 2nd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. On a training mission of 9-Jun-45, Lt Creevy was performing acrobatics when his plane got out of control and crashed near Podington Airfield England. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 2nd Scouting Force
  • 361st Fighter Squadron
  • 857th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13512

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary. Lost in flying accident, loss of control during aerobatics 9-Jun-45 - Lt Thomas E Creevy KIFA.

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, IL, USA 25 August 1922

Son of Joseph B and Irma [Cassell] Creevy

Lived in St Joseph County, IN, USA 1941
Enlisted Lafayette, IN, USA 8 July 1942

Lafayette, IN.

Based North Pickenham 1944 – 16 May 1945

Assigned to 857FS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Steeple Morden 16 May 1945 – 9 June 1945

Transferred 2nd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Died Podington, Wellingborough NN29 7HS, UK 9 June 1945

On a training mission of 9-Jun-45, Lt Creevy was performing acrobatics when his plane got out of control and crashed near Podington Airfield England. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 10 June 1945

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 6072, 6001 W 111th St, Alsip, IL 60803, United States 20 July 1948

Re-Interred
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip,
Cook County, IL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2018 13:12:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
http://aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Creevy%2C+Thomas+E&Su...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84186080-thomas-e-creevy
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762853?terms=Thomas%20E%20Creevy
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82070023/thomas-creevy

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

356 FG Assoc data / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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