|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1942, Solomon Islands|
On August 2, 1942, Deal was a gunner on B-17E #41-2435 assigned to the 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. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines.
In Memory / The Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead
Highland Lawn Cemetery
Plot: Section 2
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Record added: Apr 24, 2008
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