August 14, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – September 12, 1944; 27 years old
Last local address: 47 High Street, Norwalk and 38 Main Street, Norwalk (1940)
Service number: O-816250
Unit: 388th Bomber Group, 562nd Bomber Squadron
Born to Martin G. (1890-1940) and Mary E. Millane Creagh (1895-1978). Two sisters, Catherine Creagh Slattery (1920-2006) and Anna May Creagh Kindilien (1924-1995). One brother, John “Jackie” (1920-1923).
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 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 from 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, Rte du Condroz 164, 4121 Neupré, Belgium; Section C, Row 10, Grave 51. Photo provided by Vincent Joris, Cemetery Associate, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium via e-mail on February 7, 2020.