Philip A Deal

Philip A Deal

Birth
Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Aug 1942 (aged 22–23)
Solomon Islands
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 2
Memorial ID 26335203 · View Source
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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.


Inscription

In Memory / The Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead


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  • Created by: Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee
  • Added: 24 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26335203
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip A Deal (1919–2 Aug 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26335203, citing Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee (contributor 46834757) .