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.
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