Virgil E Thomson

Military

Object Number - UPL 15680 - Virgil E Thomson

Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Alfred
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron 578th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Alabama

Buried

Plot D Row 4 Grave 19

Died

Pretty Corner, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk UK 1944-01-04

Revisions

Date3 May 2015 13:38:29
Contributorusxpat
Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:33
ContributorAAM
Sources

ABMC, Roll of Honor, 8th AF Losses, MACR 16033 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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