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Armstrong, Thomas Garrett

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Thomas Garrett Armstrong.

Unit/Placed in, 769th Bomber Squadron, 462nd Bomber Group, Very Heavy.


Thomas is born approx. on Sep. 18, 1924 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

Father, Alexander W. Armstrong.

Mother, Ethel (Johnson) Armstrong.


Thomas enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33581248.


Thomas ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

Major           William H. Ellerbe              Pilot

1st Lt.           Howard L. Walters            Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Wendell F. Hicks                Navigator

1st Lt.           David J. Tate                    Bombardier

F/O              Thomas B. Rishel               Engineer

S/Sgt.           Thomas J. Barsky              Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Edward A. Jacobson          Radar Operator

S/Sgt.           Thomas G. Armstrong        Central Fire Control

S/Sgt.           Julius W. Childers              Right Gunner

S/Sgt.           Leonard S. Chaplick           Left Gunner

T/Sgt.          Ben Franklin                    Tail Gunner


Thomas was KIA during a fire bombing raid on Tokyo, nothing was heard from the plane after takeoff, probably crashed into the Pacific, on May 26, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Thomas is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Great Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/462nd_Bombardment_Group.html

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

462nd Bomber Group
Naval Construction Maintenance Unit 522
West Airfield, Tinian
His rank Staff Sergeant
Thomas Garrett Armstrong