Rank and Name, Ens. Gaylord Wells Neal.
Unit/Placed in, CVG-20 Group , Squadron VF-20, Base USS Lexington.
CVG-20 was a Group on Board the USS Lexington with
Fighter Group VF-20, Bombing Squadron VB-20 and Torpedo Bombers VT-20
with F6F Fighter, SB2-3C Dive Bombers and TBM-1C Avenger Torpedo Bomber planes on the Jan. date they were to go to Hong Kong, it was a successful raid, 3 planes did not come back to base.
Gaylord is born approx. on 1924 in Texas.
Father, William A. Neal.
Mother, Vera W. Neal.
Sister(s), Vera W. and Cynthia Neal.
Brother(s), William N. Neal.
Gaylord enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 0-378933.
Gaylord was KIA no record on Jan. 18, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with Gold Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Gaylord is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com