Veterans of The Mighty Eighth: The Oregon Air National Guard’s connections to the Eighth Air Force of World War II

T/Sgt. Neil O. Buley was one of the OreANG's early aircraft maintenance Caretakers, and a World War II Army Air Force veteran who served in the European Theater of Operations. He is pictured here during the war along with other members of the 14th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron's Engineering Section and a P-51D Mustang fighter, added to the unit late in the war as an escort for its unarmed photo recon planes. Left to right, kneeling are: S/Sgt. Sylvan Saul; T/Sgt. Shade B. Kincer; T/Sgt. Edward W. Nelson. Standing: Sgt. Arnold A. Koskela; Sgt. William G Peterson; Sgt. Samuel C. McKinney; Sgt. Cyril L. Petty; S/Sgt. John F. Campbell; T/Sgt. Neil O. Buley. (Courtesy of Martin Kyburz, via Peter Randall, US 8th Air Force Little Friends website)

PHOTO BY: courtesy asset
VIRIN: 221110-Z-F3895-1004.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.