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.