Halcott Bratton Thomas

Military

Object Number - UPL 44462 - Halcott B. Thomas Crew 95th BG - 335th BS Standing Left to Right: Gene C. Grime (R/O), Billy C. Ferguson (FE), Millard E. McGowan, Jr. (TG),...

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Operations Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-712131
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Radar Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39552583
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pretty Baby
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spam Can Black Magic Shady Lady
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 9 September 1944
  • Date: 13 September 1944
  • Official Description: 1,015 bombers and 477 fighters attack oil and industrial targets in S Germany by visual means; 15 bombers and 8 fighters are lost: 1. 376 B-17s are dispatched to oil refineries at Stuttgart/Sindelfingen (109) and Ludwigshafen (74); secondary targets...
  • Date: 18 September 1944
  • Official Description: 110 B-17’s and 150 P-51’s (64 P-51’s to continue to USSR) drop supplies to Polish forces at Warsaw. 3 B-17’s abort and 2 are lost. After completing supply drop, 105 B-17’s and the 64 P-51’s proceed to USSR.
  • Date: 22 October 1944
  • Date: 25 October 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Los Angeles, CA 1921-06-09
La Canada, CA
Los Angeles, Ca 709 N. McCadden Place

Died

La Canada, CA 2014-09-17 Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away on September 17, 2014. Raised in Hollywood, CA, graduate of USC, Hal was a decorated WWII B-17 pilot, member of the 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He was a 51-year resident of La Canada. His loving, generous spirit will be missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Millikan Thomas and daughter, Christianne Thomas. Survived by his children: Bruce (Julie) Thomas, Rick (Heather) Thomas, Erin Thomas, grandchildren: Marian, Phillip, and David Thomas; brother, Bill (Nancy) Thomas of Charlotte, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Buried

Riverside, CA 2014-10-18 Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA Add to Map Plot SECTION 59C SITE 521

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 1944-09-09 - 1945-04-11 35 Combat Missions

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