Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant John T. Hooks.
Unit/Placed in, 33rd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group (Heavy).
John is born approx. on 1916 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Father, Robert E. Hooks.
Mother, Pauline Hooks.
Sister(s), Beatrice and Felton Hooks.
Brother(s), George Hooks.
John enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 34353560.
John‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. Donald W. White Pilot
2nd Lt. Alonzo T. Rountree Jr. Co Pilot
1st Lt. William R. Brown Navigator
1st Lt. Joe A. Coranado Bombardier
1st Lt. Nathaniel H. Ball Observer
T/Sgt. Wayne W. Shaw Engineer
S/Sgt. John T. Hooks Radio Operator
T/Sgt. Arthur K. Miller Jr. Asst. Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Raymond Schutrum Gunner
S/Sgt. William C. Steele Gunner
John was KIA when over the Mission Target they were hit by an anti-aircraft phosphorus shell on Sept. 1, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com