John Franklin McNeill
Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant
Aug 14, 1923
Feb 6, 1945
Died in an aircraft crash in England
Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, SC
Extract from an Accident Report – 8th Air Force Command, 351st Group, 511th Bomb Squadron (H).
On February 6, 1945, 1 1/2 mile NE of ASAAF Station 100 near Lutton, England, two B-17G aircraft collided and crashed into a field killing 19 men.
In low visibility due to rain, McNeill’s aircraft was directed to land at 1546. At 1550, another aircraft pulled up, apparently to avoid McNeills craft. The tail of the other aircraft struck the right wing of McNeill’s craft sending both aircraft to the ground.The cause of the accident was 100% weather due to poor visibility in rain.
John F. McNeill, Bombardier (B), Aviation Ordnanceman (AO), 2nd Lieutenant