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Goode, Anthony Joseph

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Anthony Joseph Goode.

Unit/Placed in, 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Anthony is born approx. on Jan. 4, 1916 in Massachusetts.

Father, Charles J. Goode.

Mother, Anna M. (Pilikowski) Goode.

Brother(s), Stanley A. Goode.

 

Anthony enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-814295.

 

Anthony ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

Major           Gerald M. Cass                  Pilot, Command

1st Lt.           Willard L. Horn                 Pilot

F/O.             Joseph Broncate                Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Anthony J. Geeds              Navigator

Capt.            Omar K. Wisnar                Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Vernon E. Packard            Engineer

T/Sgt.          Josua B. Swarmer Jr.        Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Robert Chapman               Radio Operator

Cpl.              William D. Blumenthal       Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Joseph Sleshinski               Gunner

Sgt.              Melvin L. Colson                Gunner

 

Anthony was KIA when the plane lost a Engine from enemy fire from a Japanese Zero and the fire catch the wing on May 5, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Anthony is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/5th_Bombardment_Group.html

http://ww2aac.com/72nd.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

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

Website,

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

72th Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group
B24 Liberator
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japan's highest scoring Zero pilot, leads a flight of A6M3 Model 22s of the 251st "Kokutai from Rabaul in 1943. (National Archives)
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His rank Second Lieutenant