Joseph Algner Neal Jr. was the son of Joseph Algenon Neal and Mary Ellen Terry.

He was a Second Lieutenant with the Army Air Corps and was killed in a midair collision, in rural Pima County, Arizona, while piloting BT-14, #40-1219.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 22 July 1940
Among the 230 flying cadets entering the third phase of their army air corps training is Joseph A. Neal, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Neal of 308 Clifton Terrance. The group spent ten weeks at one of the eighteen civil flying school under air corps supervision, learning fundamentals, and then weeks at Randolph field, Texas, building up seventy hours flying time. The phase they are entering now is at the advance flying schools, Kelly field, Texas; Montgomery, Ala., and Stockton, Cal.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 November 1916
  • Date of death: 29 January 1941
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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