2Lt Edward J Neville

2Lt Edward J Neville

Death 24 Mar 1944 (aged 22–23)
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot K Row 35 Grave 36
Memorial ID 56658954 · View Source
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Edward served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-17 "Bar Fly" #42-40008, 532nd Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Milwaukee County, Wisconson prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on July 22, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-17 #42-40008 took off from Station 168, England on a bombing mission over Germany. After a successful mission, and while returning to their station, they were involved in a mid-air collision with B-17G #42-31490. They crashed near Volkershausen, 10 miles north-north-east of Schweinfurt, Germany.

Edward was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-688608

Son of Mrs. Ella Shebesta who resided in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-40008:

Bollinger, Hubert S ~ S/Sgt, OH
Bowen, George A ~ 2nd Lt, NJ
Brzoska, Walter ~ 2nd Lt, CT
Draa, Clyde C ~ S/Sgt, OH
Hickey, Paul A ~ S/Sgt, CA
Holub, Libor J ~ T/Sgt, TX
Neville, Edward J ~ 2nd Lt, WI
Poquette, Howard R ~ T/Sgt, CT
Thomson, Thomas P ~ 1st Lt, IN

The fate of B-17G #42-31490 is currently unknown.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin.



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Edward J Neville (1921–24 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56658954, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .