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2Lt Thomas Richard Ankrim

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2Lt Thomas Richard Ankrim

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
7 Dec 1944 (aged 20)
China
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Walls Of The Missing
Memorial ID
56766588 View Source

Thomas served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot, 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

Thomas was declared "Missing In Action" in China during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Thomas also has a "Cenotaph" with his parents in the New Chestnut Level Presbyterian Cemetery, Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
( see family links below )

Service # O-820192

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Second Lieutenant Thomas Richard Ankrim.
Unit/Placed in, 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group.Thomas Richard was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Force, assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group flying the P-3 and P-51 in the Far East Air Force (C)hina(B)urma(I)ndia).He was on a mission to Airfield Lampang, Thailand, and was hit by Japanese Fighters on Dec. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Thomas served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot, 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

Thomas was declared "Missing In Action" in China during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Thomas also has a "Cenotaph" with his parents in the New Chestnut Level Presbyterian Cemetery, Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
( see family links below )

Service # O-820192

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~

Second Lieutenant Thomas Richard Ankrim.
Unit/Placed in, 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group.Thomas Richard was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Force, assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group flying the P-3 and P-51 in the Far East Air Force (C)hina(B)urma(I)ndia).He was on a mission to Airfield Lampang, Thailand, and was hit by Japanese Fighters on Dec. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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