Thomas, Eugene Marvin, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
AAF - Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 73rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1945
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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Prattville, Alabama
Last Address
Isley Airfield, Saipan, Mariana Islands

Casualty Date
May 24, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery - Louisville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School98th Bombardment Group, Heavy9th Air ForceUSAAF Training Command
881st Bombardment Group, Very Heavy73rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1092, 98th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1092, 9th Air Force
  1944-1944, USAAF Training Command
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 881st Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 73rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)1
 Colleges Attended 
University of Alabama
  1937-1941, University of Alabama
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  B-29 Superfortress  
  1942-1943, B-24 Liberator
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was awarded the Silver Star for bravery while in Europe and later was shot down and killed on a bombing mission to Tokyo. He was a 1st Lt. when he was killed and was posthumously promoted to Capt.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Eugene M. Thomas, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the NINTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Air Force, General Orders No. 42 (1943)

Service: Army Air Forces

Division: 9th Air Force

   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://flgrube1.tripod.com/id114.html
http://flgrube1.tripod.com/id346.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3307146
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=50173
   
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