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Neal J Archer Jr

Military

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. On his third mission he was attacked and shot down by seven Me109's on bomber escort mission to Northern France in P-38 42-67760 14-Jan-44. Crashed near Louviers. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1855.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Montana, USA 27 October 1917

Son of Neal J Sr and Faye [Scott] Archer.

Lived in Ft Benton, Montana 1940
Enlisted Missoula, MT, USA 24 February 1941

Missoula, Montana

Crashed Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, USA 8 August 1943

Mid Air Collision 10 Miles N Van Nuys Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Neal J Archer, 8-Aug-43.

P-38H 42-66704 - 331FS 329FG.

Killed in action 27400 Louviers, France 14 January 1944

Attacked and shot down by seven Me109's on bomber escort mission to Northern France in P-38 42-67760 14-Jan-44. Crashed near Louviers. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1855.

Buried Riverside Cemetery Fort Benton Chouteau County MT 1948

Riverside Cemetery
Fort Benton
Chouteau County
Montana, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2021 11:48:08 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73989092/neal-j-archer

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:29:24 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 1855 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2016 22:17:09 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-67760&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=1855
https://www.fold3.com/image/28693143/?terms=42-67760
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Archer&GSfn=Neal&G...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1855, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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