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Neal, Kirby W.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Kirby W. Neal.

Unit/Placed in, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group (Light).


The (old) 3rd Bomber group consisted in 4 Squadrons (norm. 3) and Various Groups,

1st Surveillance Group – 3rd Attack Group – 3rd Bombardment Group – 3rd Bombardment Wing – 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing – 3rd Operations Group.

M(issing) A(irCrew) R(eport)’s was infact started in the middle 1943, there were MACR, but not complete or missing information.

This one was in a PDF File about them.


Kirby is born approx. on 1917 in Louisiana.

Father, Charlie N. Neal.

Mother, Bertha L. Neal.

Sister(s), Ione L. Neal.

Brother(s), Everette H and Preston C. Neal.


Kirby enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 6925017.


Kirby ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25  were,

Maj.    Peterson                 Pilot

W/O.   Wilson                    Engineer/Radio Operator

T/Sgt. Kirby Neal              Bombardier/Navigator

S/Sgt. Champagne             UG

Sgt.    Graham                  RG

Capt.   Herbert                  Passenger

Kirby was KIA no record on Nov. 25, he is honored with a Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Kirby is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.3rdattackgroup.org/

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







90th Bomber Squadron
3rd Bomber Group
Airfield Wards (5 Mile), Port Morsby
Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
His rank Technical Sergeant