Thayer, Reginald Holden, Jr., Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1035-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1951, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1941 - 1953
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Yonkers, New York
Last Address
Palisades, New York

Date of Passing
Nov 08, 2004
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin AAFTTC Instructor


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He flew 50 combat missions in the Mediterranean Theater; and was sent back to the US.  He couldn't stand not being in combat; so he wrote 2 letters to Gen. Hap Arnold, which led to him being sent to England where he flew 29 more combat missions.
The location of his remains is unknown.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://books.google.com/books?id=2EIpx2JZms4C&pg=PA156&lpg=PA156& 
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28960488
Book: "High Honor" by Stuart Leuthner and Oliver Jensen. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989
   
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 Ribbon Bar


Bombardier Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUSAAF Training Command414th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy97th Bombardment Group, Heavy
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)12th Air Force15th Air Force306th Bombardment Group, Heavy
8th Air ForceAir Force Reserve Command
  1941-1942, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1035, USAAF Training Command
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1035, 414th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1035, 97th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1944, XII Bomber Command
  1943-1944, 12th Air Force
  1943-1944, 15th Air Force
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1035, USAAF Training Command
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1035, 368th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1035, 306th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, 8th Air Force
  1945-1951, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Columbia UniversityColumbia University
  1939-1941, Columbia University
  1945-1947, Columbia University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  B-29 Superfortress  
  1942-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1951-1953, B-29 Superfortress
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