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.
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