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Neal, James Edward

Rank and Name, Sergeant James Edward Neal.

Unit/Placed in, 404th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group (Heavy).


James is born approx. on Aug. 10, 1924 in Kansas.

Father, Charles E. Neal.

Mother, Nellie Neal.

Sister(s), Ruby and Mary Neal.

Brother(s), Allen, Varlan and Billie D. Neal.


James enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 37706230.


James Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

2nd Lt.          Charlie N. Talbot Jr.          Pilot

2nd Lt.          Verdie E. Smith                 Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Herman A. Welch              Navigator

2nd Lt.          Kenneth E. Young              Bombardier

Sgt.              Rodney R. Schubring          Engineer/Gunner

Sgt.              Anthony B. Bedell             Radio Operator

Sgt.              Jack T. Refley                   Photographer

Sgt.              Cloyd R. Kunkel                Gunner

Sgt.              Soloman Folinek                Armored Gunner

Sgt.              James E. Neal                   Gunner

Sgt.              Jackson E. Brown              Gunner

Col.              Norris D. Chaney               Radar Observer

James was KIA when they were attacked by enemy fighters who shot first the engines, and crashed after a couple of explosions on Jan. 23, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


James is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Hoxie Cemetery, Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas, USA.


Thanks to,

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






Airfield Shemya, Alaska
Badge Aerial Gunner
Air Medal wit Oak Leaf Cluster
James E. Neal
His rank Sergeant