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John R McNiel


Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51124

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down at Pressoir, France on 19 June 1944. All eight crewmen were Killed in Action (KIA).

Associated Place

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...


Event Location Date
Lived in District of Columbia, USA 1941
Died 19 June 1944
Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial


Date Contributor Update
13 November 2017 17:27:21 Lucy May Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5911