|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1942, Indonesia|
On August 2, 1942, Deal was a gunner on B-17E #41-2435 assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 28th Bombardment Squadron. The plane was part of a flight of B-17s searching for a Japanese convoy near Buna. The aircraft was attacked by ten Zeros and shot down, crashing into the Solomon Sea. Several men bailed out, but only one survived. The men were not officially declared dead by the Army until 1946.
Deal was from Vigo County, IN, his mother was Ann Deal. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.
He is also memorialized in Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute Indiana.
Note: Entered the service from Indiana.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56759836