Lucas McCaw Neas, Jr was the son of Lucas McCaw Neas and Sarah Brace Coe. He was married to Myrton Sykes Barbour Hewitt and father of Betsy Brace Neas.
Served as Captain of 52nd Bomber Squardron, 29th Bomber Group
Buried National Memorial Cemetery at Honolulu, Hawaii, Grave N726, Interred 16 Mar 1949

The Neas Crew
Plane lost during Incendiary Raid on Tokyo, Japan on Mission 37. Target Tokyo City area. Shot down by AA fire and crashed in an electric factory in Ogu-Cho, Arakawa-Ku, Tokyo.
B-19 aircraft, Tail Number 42-65301

Crew members
Pilot, Capt Lucas M. Neas
2nd Lt Nathan N. Owen
1st Lt Robert J. Anker
1st Lt Donald J. Teagle
2nd Lt Thomas J. Cully
S/Sgt Albert M. Maywock
Sgt George H. Slack
Cpl James K. Purdon
Cpl Rex E. Salzman
Cpl James M. Pettit
Sgt Bernard R. Roberts

Captain Neas was initially buried at the USAF Cemetery Yokohama No. 1 in Japan.

The Knoxville Journal, Sunday August 17, 1941
Three East Tennessee Flying Cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Corps Reserve at Maxwell Field, Ala., Friday. Commissioned from this area are Lucas M. Neas of Johnson City, George Harvey Wyman of Bristol and Bernard M. Campbell of Bristol, Route 3. The Fliers are among nine men from the state and 115 from the nation to earn wings after 30 weeks of training.

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 May 1917
  • Date of death: 10 March 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 52nd Bomber Squadron, 29th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Soldier's Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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