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 Thomas J Anthony

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Thomas J Anthony

  • Birth 30 Oct 1917
  • Death 16 Jul 1944
  • Burial Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section A, Row 2
  • Memorial ID 37204122

Ohio
1 Lt
547 AAF Bomb SO
World War II

Thomas is the son of Harold and Frances Anthony. He gave his life in service of his country in World War II.

He was born on October 30, 1917 in Ohio. His father also born in Ohio, while his mother was from Pennsylvania. His father worked as a bank cashier. Thomas had two older brothers, two older sisters, two younger brothers and one younger sister. All of his brothers, except the oldest one, served in the military during WW2.

Thomas enlisted in the army on August 26, 1942. He became a first lieutenant in the 547th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. The 384th BG was equipped with B-17 Flying Fortresses and arrived in England in May 1943. Lt. Anthony joined his bomb squadron on June 22, 1944 in the role of a co-pilot. He completed 8 mission over the next few weeks.

His ninth and final mission was on July 16, 1944 when his bomb squadron was part of a bombing mission to hit an airplane engine factory in Munich. His plane was disabled by flak and exploded in mid-air, crashing southwest of Munich. It was the only plane lost on that mission. Five of the airmen onboard survived and became POWs. The other five, including Lt. Anthony were killed.


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  • Created by: Tracy Clark
  • Added: 17 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37204122
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas J Anthony (30 Oct 1917–16 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37204122, citing Saint Mary Cemetery, Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Tracy Clark (contributor 47098187) .