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LTC Armour G. McDaniel, Sr

LTC Armour G. McDaniel, Sr

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Death 12 Nov 1989 (aged 73)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 65, Grave 2822
Memorial ID 18238 · View Source
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Tuskegee Airman. Captain McDaniel was among 72 members of the 332nd Fighter Group who, on March 24, 1945 departed their base at Ramitelli, Italy on an important bomber escort mission. The 332nd was to escort the bombers for the first segment of their mission. When the relief squadron that was to escort the bomber formation to their destination in Berlin did not appear, the 332nd pressed on, even though their P-51 aircraft were getting low on fuel. As the bombers approached their target, the were attached by a formation of German Me-262 jet fighters. The 332nd, engaged these aircraft and shot down three. No bombers were lost. Captain McDaniel was one of two Tuskegee Airman shot down and he was taken prisoner. He was freed at the end of the Second World War. He subsequently saw combat during the Korean War and later retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel.


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  • Added: 3 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Armour G. McDaniel, Sr (7 Jul 1916–12 Nov 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18238, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .