Samuel served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-26B #42-96127, 597th Bomber Squadron, 397th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Oklahoma prior to the war.
Samuel was "Killed In Action" when his B-26, which took off from Rivenhall with an assigned target of Maisons-La-Fitte Bridge, France, was hit by German flak and crashed in the Avenue La Fountaine in Maisons-Lafitte, France during the war.
The entire crew of 6 were killed.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Samuel was the husband of Bernice G. Neill who resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Service # O-687700
( Bio by: Russ Pickett )
Airmen who perished on B-26B #42-96127:
Crawford, James M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MO
Hoover, Scott E ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, PA
Lindquist, Edward M ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CO
Neill, Samuel C ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, OK
Price, Oliver A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Vorhees, Harold G ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Below information submitted by:
Dwight "Andy" Anderson
He was serving as the pilot on a B-26B which took off from Rivenhall with an assigned target of Maisons-La-Fitte Bridge, France. Hit by flak at about 1930hrs and went straight down in the Avenue La Fountaine in Maisons-Lafitte. All 6 crew were KIA. Three are buried in Epinal
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