Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Thomas Richard Ankrim.
Unit/Placed in, 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group.
Thomas is born approx. on Jan. 29, 1924 in Lancaster Pennsylvania.
Father, Alva M. Ankrim.
Mother, Jocye M. (Dennis) Ankrim.
Thomas enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 0-820192.
Thomas was KIA on the mission to Airfield Lampang, Thailand was hit by Japanese Fighters on Dec. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Thomas is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He is also is mentioned at Monument to Aviation Martyrs Nanjing Memorial, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
H also has a Memorial Grave at New Chestnut Level Presbyterian Cemetery, Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Long’s diary entry for Feb. 21, 1945, notes that Minco’s body was buried by missionaries. Long remembers that a friend told him the information had come from natives. The same missionaries were said to have buried the body of Thomas Ankrim, Long’s roommate, who was downed later in the area in a different fight.