Thomas Jerome O'Kane

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 734BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mid air collision and crashed at Darmsheim in B-24 'Our Baby' 41-29259, Killed in Action.

 

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

Colonel Larry Thomas of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Larry Thomas 453BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Cowgill crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-700393
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Little Mike
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron 735th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New York City, New York 4 November 1922 Born New York City, New York

Enlisted

New York City, New York 24 June 1942 Enlisted New York City, New York

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Darmsheim, Germany 21 July 1944 Killed in Action (KIA) Darmsheim, Germany

Buried/ Commemorated

Calvary Cemetery Woodside, New York 26 September 1949 Re-Interred Calvary Cemetery Woodside, Queens County, New York

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7252 / The Liberator Men of Old Buc