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Thomas J Zoebelein

Military

Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-24 42-52764 'Mike, Spirit of LSU', Evaded (EVD). Lived with Belgian Underground from May till September 1944.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Alfred Sanders

    Military | Major | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Named his A/C after LSU's mascot Mike the tiger, as he was a former track star at Louisiana State University. ...

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Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52764

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 833rd Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group, 8th AF USAAF. ...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

  • Houssiere Wood

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 14 June 1918

Son of Thomas Christopher and Mary F [Zietler] Zoebelein.

Lived in St Albans, New York, USA 1940
Enlisted New York City, NY 7 August 1942

New York City, New York

Evaded EVD Belgium 28 May 1944 – September 1944

Evaded. Lived with Belgian Underground from May till September 1944.

Shot down / baled out 06567 Bad Frankenhausen, Germany 28 May 1944

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-24 42-52764 'Mike, Spirit of LSU. '

Died Westhampton, NY 15 October 1972
Buried Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Coram, Suffolk County, NY 18 October 1972

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Coram,
Suffolk County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2021 22:26:43 Al_Skiff Changes to events and media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169558305/thomas-j.-zoebelein

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2021 22:23:33 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/87448961
https://www.fold3.com/record/13158234/social-security-death-index-thomas...
https://www.fold3.com/record/83585692/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/626154391/u-s-department-of-veterans-affair...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169558305/thomas-j.-zoebelein

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 18:55:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2016 06:28:19 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

http://www.lsuart.net/newpage1.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5390 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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