2/Lt. John F. O'Neil

(W. Staggs via C. Smith)

2/Lt. John F. O'Neil

38th FS - 17 December 1944 - 22 March 1945 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-14985

Mission History

31 missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
351 22 March 1945 Schwäbisch Hall
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 25 February 1945  Me-262 destroyed (air) SE Giebelstadt
25 February 1945  Me-262 damaged (ground) SE Giebelstadt
09 March 1945  Me-262 damaged (air) Giebelstadt
22 March 1945  Me-262 destroyed (ground) Lechfeld

Hometown was Rutherford, NJ
ASN - T-63030 and O-2009131
17 December 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron as a Flight Officer
22 March 1945 - Lt. O'Neil was escorting B-24s of the 2nd Air Division, target Schwabisch Hall Airdrome, and after escort duties the unit hit the deck to strafe. Lt. O'Neil's plane was hit by flak and crashed and exploded while strafing Lechfeld Airdrome, Germany.  He is buried at Lorraine American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Saint Avold, France.  He was from New Jersey.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble


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