TSGT Charles Hugh Neville

TSGT Charles Hugh Neville

Henderson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 8 Nov 1944 (aged 23)
Negros Occidental Province, Western Visayas, Philippines
Burial Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 88 SITE 4105C
Memorial ID 3007540 · View Source
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Charles Hugh Nevill (all of his military info seems to be spelled with an 'e' on Nevill) enlisted in the US Army Air Corps 13 July 1940 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He had four years of high school, graduating from Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana and was single, with no dependents.

Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 307th Bombardment Group, 371st Bombardment Squadron, he was on a Liberator bomber flying out of the Philippines, based in New Guinea, had flown on 25 missions, before becoming missing in action 8 November 1944, his father Mr. Albert R. Nevill of 916 First Avenue, Evansville, was notified of his sons' status.

He was the engineer.

The crew took off from Kornasoren Airfield on Noemfoor Island on a bombing mission Alicante Airfield on Negros. Over the target, the bombers were intercepted by enemy aircraft. This B-24 was hit by cannon fire that caused the right wing to buckle upward and left side of the tail to break away. A photograph captured the moment when the bomber was hit. Afterwards, the tail fell and the bomber crash onto the northern tip of Negros killing the entire crew.

After the liberation of Negros, the remains of the crew were located and recovered. The entire crew was buried 27 September 1949 at Winchester National Cemetery in a group burial at section 88, site 4105C.

In November 1945, after being missing in action for a year, Charles was declared dead. Changing his status from MIA to KIA.

His name was listed on the "DIED WORLD WAR II ENSHRINED" monument on the Court House lawn in Evansville, Indiana.

He was survived by his father, Albert Ray Nevill of 916 First Avenue; brothers, William, Ed, Stan, Arthur, Pvt Eugene on Luzon, in the Philippines; 1/2 brother, Albert, Jr; sisters, Mrs. Stella Madden, Mrs. Gwendlyn Tucker, Evansville and Mrs. Dorothy Gamblin.

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  • Maintained by: Stephanie (Smithhart) Southerland
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3007540
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Charles Hugh Neville (8 Jun 1921–8 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3007540, citing Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Stephanie (Smithhart) Southerland (contributor 47074984) .