SSGT Thomas D Goodman

SSGT Thomas D Goodman

Birth
Richmond County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Oct 1942 (aged 29)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56747804 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 20, 1945.

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Thomas served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-25D "Lil De Icer" #41-29731, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Montgomery County, North Carolina prior to the war.

B-25D #41-29731 took off from 17-Mile Drome near Port Moresby on an armed reconnaissance flight to Gasmata, Lae, Buna and Hood Point. This bomber failed to return and there were no witnesses to the crash.

Thomas was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 6389947

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-29731:

Biddle, Oscar H, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, OH
Brown, Harvel D ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, LA
Frey, Francis H ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Goodman, Thomas D ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Miller, Robert F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MO
Small, Robert ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, NH

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56747804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Thomas D Goodman (20 Jan 1913–30 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56747804, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .