FIRST LIEUTENANT EUGENE MORTON CREAGH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 14, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – September 12, 1944; 27 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 47 High Street, Norwalk and 38 Main Street, Norwalk (1940)
Service number: O-816250
388TH BOMB GROUP, 562ND BOMB SQUADRON

Awarded the Air Medal (3 times) and the Purple Heart Medal

Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17G 42-107085 ‘Little Chum’. Eugene is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Martin Gilbert Creagh (Mary), Norwalk, Connecticut. He entered into WWII was reported MIA on September 12, 1944. Per the War Department First Lt Eugene Martin Creagh was piloting a B-17 bomber, when he was lost and unable to bail out before the bomber exploded in the air over Magdeburg, Germany. On September 26, 1945 Mrs. Mary E Creagh received word by the War Department that Eugene was presumed dead.

Memorialized on a stone for the 388th Bomb Group at the junction between Fen Street and The Street Fen Street District, St. Edmundsbury, Coney Weston, Suffolk County, England. Link on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UHwWAp1hakFK6DvXA

Lt Creagh is buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium; Section C, Row 10, Grave 51.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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