Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1936 RJC

Scott Neal LT. SCOTT H. NEAL, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Neal of Ranger, was reported missing in action in the North American Theatre on July 22, 1942, and has since been officially listed as killed in action. He was serving as a bomber pilot when reported missing and it is known that the bomber was returning from a mission when last heard from. Lt. Neal before going into service had received a private pilot's at the Ranger Airport. He went into the Air Corps in 1941 and received training at Hemet, CA, Moffett Field, CA, and at Luke Field, Phoenix, AZ, where he received his wings & commission in Dec. of 1941. He had advanced training at Muroc, CA and at Albuquerque, NM, before going to March Field, CA, from which he was ordered to the North Pacific. He was one of Ranger's first casualties of the war and was the first of the better than 500 employees of the Interstate Theatres to be reported missing in action. A large star in the center of the Theatres Service Flag in Dallas honors this fine young man. Lt. Neal was born and reared in Ranger & graduated form Ranger High School and from Ranger Junior College. At the time he entered service he was employed by the Arcadia Theater in Ranger. In Dec. of 1942, he was married to Miss Maurice Croom, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Croom. His sister was Dixie Neal Jones (RHS-1930).