Myers, Thomas Ellis, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 5th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1950
Major

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Omaha

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Aviator (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments
479th Fighter Group436th Fighter Squadron8th Air Force16th Fighter Squadron  - Tomahawks
51st Fighter Group5th Air Force
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 479th Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 436th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, 8th Air Force
  1950-1950, 16th Fighter Squadron - Tomahawks
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter Group
  1950-1950, 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
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  Notes
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During WWII, 1st Lt. Myers flew the P-38, and later the P-51 scoring 1 victory (shoot down of an ME-109 and a shared FW-190) on 5 December 1944. He flew with the 436th Fighter Squadron, 479th Fighter Group, 8th AIr Force out of RAF Wattisham, Station 377, near Wattisham, Suffolkshire, England. 

During the Korean War, Major Myers was the pilot of an F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor (#49-702) with the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group.

On 2 October 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, and he bailed out five miles southeast of Singosan, Korea

He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on 31 March 1954.
   
Comments/Citation
Note:  As an aside, he flew with then Major Robin Olds among other famous pilots of later wars. The unit flew escourt for B-17s and B-24s on their missions, took part in the D-Day operation,  St. Lo siege, Battle of the Bulge, airfield attacks in France, etc..
   
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