Neel, Walter Philip, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 131X, USS Boxer (CVA-21)
Service Years
1945 - 1952
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pasadena
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
VA-65 TigersUSS Boxer (CVA-21)
  1950-1952, 131X, VA-65 Tigers
  1950-1952, 131X, USS Boxer (CVA-21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
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Last Known Activity


 LOCATION: NORTH KOREA

                  NORTHEAST OF WONSAN

Lieutenant Commander Neel was the pilot of an AD-4 Skyraider dive bomber with Attack Squadron 65 aboard the USS BOXER (CVA-21). On April 18, 1952, while on a combat mission twenty miles northeast of Wonsan, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire, its wing sheared off and it crashed. His remains were not recovered.

   
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