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Desmond E Steele

Military

Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-24 #4251272. Killed in Action (KIA).

2nd Lieutenant Desmond E. Steele. His date of birth and next of kin are uncertain. He had one brother, Private Wayne A. Steele, of the 164th Infantry Regiment, who died of pneumonia at Valencia on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, on June 16, 1945. Lieutenant Steele’s hometown was Falmouth, Kentucky.
On November 30, 1944, he was serving as the Copilot aboard B-24 tail #42-51272 when it went down over Neukirchen, Germany.
He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Falmouth, KY, USA

2nd Lieutenant Desmond E. Steele. His date of birth and next of kin are uncertain. He had one brother, Private Wayne A. Steele, of the 164th Infantry Regiment, who died of pneumonia at Valencia on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, on June 16, 1945. Lieutenant Steele’s hometown was Falmouth, Kentucky.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 November 1944

On November 30, 1944, he was serving as the Copilot aboard B-24 tail #42-51272 when it went down over Neukirchen, Germany.

Died 30 November 1944
Buried Falmouth, KY, USA

He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 06:37:17 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11148 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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