Coberly, Thomas Malden, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1092-Pilot, B-24
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
Wama Airfield, Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies
(now Indonesia)

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Cause
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot N Row 14 Grave 193

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
23rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1092, 23rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1944, B-24 Liberator
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

While on a mission to bomb Japanese ships in Brunei Bay, Borneo, he was badly wounded by enemy fire from those ships. He was given morphine and helped to bail out by his crew. His parachute did not open and he fell to his death in some trees where some of his crew found his body.

Sources: Book: "The Airmen and the Headhunters", by Judith M. Heimann, Harcourt, Inc., 2007.
TV: network: PBS, series: NOVA, program: "Secrets of the Dead", episode: The Airmen and the Headhunters", first aired Nov 10, 2009.
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