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2Lt Samuel C. Neill

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2Lt Samuel C. Neill

Birth
Bradley, Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 24 Jun 1944 (aged 21)
Maisons-Laffitte, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section B ~ Row 19 ~ Grave 15
Memorial ID 56374485 View Source
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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 )

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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 )

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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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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56374485
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56374485/samuel-c-neill : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Samuel C. Neill (31 Jul 1922–24 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56374485, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .