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LTC Thadd Harrison Blanton

LTC Thadd Harrison Blanton

Birth
Archer City, Archer County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Sep 1961 (aged 42)
Burial Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 41508000 · View Source
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Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Co-Pilot Crew 12, Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders

Attended Texas State Teachers College. Entered service on November 25, 1940 at Dallas Texas. Completed flight training in July 1941. Remained in China-Burma-India Theater after Tokyo Raid until July, 1943. Escaped from enemy territory after plane crash in Burma. Stationed in Alaska, British West Indies, and the Philippines after World War II. Retired for physical disability on November 15, 1960. Died in Orlando Florida. Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade, and Chinese Order of the Cloud Banner, 5th Class.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Jacobs
  • Originally Created by: Loren Bender
  • Added: 3 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41508000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Thadd Harrison Blanton (25 Feb 1919–27 Sep 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41508000, citing Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Russ Jacobs (contributor 46633397) .