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Biography of Walter Tillman McNeil

Ennis, Texas

Walter McNeil was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He entered the Air Corps in September of 1942, and trained as a Radio Technician. He was appointed to pilot training in 1943, and graduated at Altus Air Force Base near Altus, Oklahoma in March of 1944. He earned his wings as a pilot, and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He served in Italy with the 15th Air Force. He died on August 21, 1944 over Hungary. 

Walter was the son of Captain and Mrs. George P. Hines. He graduated Ennis High School.

He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Walter is listed on the Memorial Monument to Ennis War Dead and the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

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