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1Lt Neil R Underwood

1Lt Neil R Underwood

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 17 Aug 1944 (aged 25–26)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56315322 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. John Labonte who resided in Somersworth, New Hampshire.

Neil served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on A-20 #41-3468, 97th Bomber Squadron, 47th Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 4, 1941, prior to the war, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

A-20 #41-3468 was returning from a mission over France to Corsica. The control tower was in contact with them but then lost all communication. The A-20 was later noted as crashing at sea off Corsica during the war.

Neil was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-750484

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Airmen who perished on A-20 #41-3468:

Chapman, Ral M ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, MS
Johnson, Dale A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Moran, Francis W ~ 2nd Lt, Nav/Bmb, MA
Underwood, Neil R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NH

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56315322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Neil R Underwood (1918–17 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56315322, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .