Lynn Edison Thomas

Military

Object Number - UPL 17745 - Crew #748 Henry Hull/Lynn Thomas Crew 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: Michael Medic (TG), Lynn E. Thomas (CP/P), Henry Hull (P),...

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Delores Jean
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description
St Paul, MN, USA 2197 Stanford Street

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1944-08-25 - 1945-02-25

Died

Scottsdale, AZ, USA 2007-08-24 Returned from the war to his wife Barbara of 67 years. Fathered three children, William, James and Richard. Founded Thomas Air Conditioning in Minneapolis AZ and ran a successful business for 30 years retiring to Arizona. His last years were spend living next door to his youngest son Dick and his wife Patti.

Born

Akron, OH 1920-03-25

Revisions

Date12 Mar 2018 18:05:11
Sources

Dick Thomas. Lynn was my father and I am a very proud son:)

Date19 Sep 2015 02:00:09
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 331

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