McNeil, Max D., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AAF MOS 611, 353rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1942
USAAFEnlisted Collar Insignia
Sergeant

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353rd Bomb Squadron

Casualty Date
Nov 28, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Mediterranean Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial - Carthage, Tunisia
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  1942-1942, AAF MOS 611, 301st Bombardment Group, Heavy

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Tafaragui
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Algeria
   
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301st Bombardment Group, Heavy


























Assigned 8th AAF: 9 August 1942





The 99th Bomb Group, 347th Squadron's, Cotton Eyed Joe, 42-29480, makes a crash landing at the 301st's hard-surfaced runway at Tafaraoui, Algeria.




Wing/Command Assignment




B-17F-50-BO "Skinhead"
Unit: 32nd BS, 301st BG, 5th BW, 15th AF, USAAF
Serial: 42-5350 (c/n.3889)

September 1943.






SPECIAL DELIVERY II B-17F-5-BO 41-24418

301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron

Assigned to the 352nd Bomb squadron at Westover, this B17F was initially named as "Mickey Finn" and flew eleven missions from Chelveston bearing that name. Lt Walter A Williams flew the Fort on the 301BG's first combat sortie to Rouen on 5th September 1942. When the group redeployed to Tafaraoui in North Africa, #418 was transferred into 32BS and re-named as "Special Delivery II" after the originally named Fort suffered flak damage in mid December and was scrapped.

Sixty-eight more missions were completed before "Special Delivery II" was considered "War Weary" and sent back to the USA proudly sporting at least eight swastikas for fighter kills. Here it was used to train the seemingly endless line of fledgling aircrews at Rapid City AAB, including men destined for service with 398BG. In October 1944, it was worn out and written off.






42-5143 "Dirty Gertie"



Back Row, L to R: Harry L. Brown, Top Turret Gunner; James H. Gant, Bombardier; Stephen W. Henry, Pilot; James W. Collins, Radio Operator; Derwood D. Nall, Co-Pilot; Eugene R. Ulrich, Navigator

Front Row, L to R: Guy S. Crump, Ball Turret; William H. Drews, Tail Gunner; Edward D. Donadio, Waist Gunner;Name Unknown, Crew Chief.





T/Sgt. Harry L. Brown of the B-17 "Dirty Gertie" passed away in 2000

Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device
Harry Brown

T/Sgt.



05/24/1943



AM/OLC


Harry Brown

T/Sgt.



07/25/1943



DFC


VIII BC 9 August 1942 
VIII BC, 1 BW August 1942 




















Combat Aircraft:

B-17F 
 


























Stations
































CHELVESTON 9 August 1942 to December 1942
PODINGTON 18 August 1942 to 2 September 1942 
 
































Group COs































Col. Ronald R. Walker 3 February 1942 to 2 September 1942 

First Mission: 5 September 1942 
Last Mission: 8 November 1942 
Missions: 8 
Total Sorties: 104 
Total Bomb Tonnage: 186
Aircraft MIA: 1 
 






































 


































 













































 























Activated 3 February 1942 at Geiger Field in Washington. Equipped with B-17s and moved to Alamogordo AAB, New Mexico on the 27th of May 1942. Aircraft went to Muroc, and did not reach Alamogordo until mid June 1942. The Ground unit moved to Richmond, Virginia and on the 19 of July 1942 left for Fort Dix, New Jersey at the start of the overseas movement. The aircraft went to Brained Field in Conn. on the 23 to 30 June 1942 and then moved to Westover Field Mass. The first aircraft departed for the United Kingdom on the 23rd of July 1942 flying the northern ferry route.
 

 














































Assigned to the 12th AF, XII BC on 14 September 1942 but continued to operate under VIII BC. The aircraft left for south-west coast bases on the 20th to 23rd of November 1942 and flew direct to North Africa. The ground unit left Chelveston on the 8th of December 1942 and sailed in convoy from Liverpool. the Group operated with the 12th AF in the Mediterranean theater and later with the 15th AF from Italy. They flew strategic bombing missions over southern Germany and the Balkans. Established as a B-29 group in the US in 1946. Later as a b-47 wing and when this type of aircraft was withdrawn from inventory converted to KC-135 tankers.

Type
Combat - Bomber Units
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Parent Unit
Bombardment Units
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Group
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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
   
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301st Bombardment Group, Heavy

Agee, James R., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Agee, James R., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Backus, Alpheus, SSgt, (1941-1942) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Carignan, Richard J., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Carignan, Richard J., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Gilger, Merril, SSgt, (1941-1942) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Seman, Andrew, SSgt, (1942-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Weeks, Ray O., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Agee, James R., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Alger, Harry R., Sgt, (1940-1942) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Carignan, Richard J., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Clark, Leslie, Sgt, (1942-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Fleming, Eugene B., SSgt, (1940-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Goodwin, Charles R., Sgt, (1941-1942) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Kahl, Frank, Sgt, (1942-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Kahl, Frank, Sgt, (1942-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Kimmel, Elden L., Sgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Kimmel, Elden L., Sgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Luke, Fred S., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Seman, Andrew, SSgt, (1942-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Spatafore, Frank, Sgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Weeks, Ray O., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Shackleton, Edward W., MSgt, (1940-1942) A07 AAF MOS 748 Master Sergeant
Jacobs, Julius J., TSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Jacobs, Julius J., TSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Leonhard, Linus G., MSgt, (1939-1943) A07 AAF MOS 750 Technical Sergeant
Patriquin, Louis F., TSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Barnett, Samuel L., TSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Hughes, Henry P., SSgt, (1941-1942) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Hull, Frederick J., SSgt, (1940-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Hull, Frederick J., SSgt, (1940-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Jacobs, Julius J., TSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Leonhard, Linus G., MSgt, (1939-1943) A07 AAF MOS 750 Staff Sergeant
Patriquin, Louis F., TSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Hurlbutt, Charles A., SSgt, (1941-1943) A07 AAF MOS 940 Sergeant
Bruce, John B., Capt, (1941-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Booker, Denis G., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Booker, Denis G., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Booker, Denis G., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Cummings, Duke D., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1054 First Lieutenant
Godwin, Bobby M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Godwin, Bobby M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Hair, James M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Hair, James M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Hair, James M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Hair, James M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Julienne, Paul S., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Miers, Lonnie L., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1054 First Lieutenant
Sloulin, Wesley C., 1st Lt, (1940-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Thomas, Jerry E., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Thomas, Jerry E., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Wann, Harry A., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Adkins, Lee H., 2nd Lt, (1941-1942) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Booker, Denis G., Capt, (1941-1943) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Crandall, William R., 2nd Lt, (1940-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Crandall, William R., 2nd Lt, (1940-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Cummings, Duke D., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Cummings, Duke D., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
Earl, Robert W., 2nd Lt, (1941-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant

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