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First Name: Armour

Last Name: McDaniel


Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: G.

Date of Birth: 07 July 1916

Date of Death: 12 November 1989

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Armour G. McDaniel, Sr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Armour G. McDaniel, Sr.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Armour G. McDaniel, Sr. was born on 7 July 1916.

Captain McDaniel was among 72 members of the 332nd Fighter Group who, on 24 March 1945 departed their base at Ramitelli, Italy, on an important bomber escort mission. The 332nd was to escort the bombers for the first segment of their mission. When the relief squadron that was to escort the bomber formation to their destination in Berlin did not appear, the 332nd pressed on, even though their P-51 aircraft were getting low on fuel.

As the bombers approached their target, they were attacked by a formation of German Me-262 jet fighters. The 332nd engaged these aircraft and shot down three. No bombers were lost. Captain McDaniel was one of two Tuskegee Airman that was shot down and taken prisoner. He was freed at the end of the Second World War.

He subsequently saw combat during the Korean War and later retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Colonel Armour G. McDaniel, Sr. died on 12 November 1989. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2827   Created by: MHOH




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