Melvin Ellis Neef

Military

Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid. Shot down in B-24 42-40115 'Boomerang' 1-Aug-43. Prisoner of War (POW)





Awards: SS, AM, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16085970
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728838
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736522
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36324049
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36184228
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Boomerang
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Berka, al Birkah

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

25 November 1918 Son of Fred Ernest and Eva Lillian [Selck] Neef.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Bucharest, Romania 1 August 1943 Prisoner of War (POW). Held in Romania.

Died

21 January 1995

Buried/ Commemorated

Greenview Cemetery Greensboro, Greene County, GA 24 January 1995 Greenview Cemetery Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia
Houstonia, Mo.

Based

Hethel 1 August 1943 Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Richard Dieterle.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 159