Drew, Thomas Otis, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 757-Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner, AAF MOS
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 757, 462nd Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1945
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mesa, Arizona
Last Address
West Field, Tinian, Mariana Islands

Casualty Date
Jun 05, 1945
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 7

 Official Badges 

Communications Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2015, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Badge

 Unit Assignments
6th Air Force770th Bombardment Squadron462nd Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 177, 6th Air Force
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 177, 770th Bombardment Squadron
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 757, 462nd Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  B-29 Superfortress  
  1941-1943, B-24 Liberator1
  1943-1945, B-29 Superfortress1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when his B-29 was shot down over Kobe/Osaka, Japan. Sources differ as to whether it crashed onto land or into the sea; but into the Bay of Osaka seems the most credible. His body was not recovered; he is memorialized in Honolulu.


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