Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, Theodore was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 15, 1945. The actually date of his passing is currently unknown. ( see below )
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Theodore served as a Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-25G #42-64850, 823th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Wayne County, Michigan prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on September 15, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Theodore was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25 was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire and crashed into Astrolabe Bay, New Guinea during the war.
There were reports that the crew was seen in a raft and they were possibly shot by the Japanese soldiers on the Island of Bili Bili.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Service # 32503485
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Airmen who perished on B-25G #42-64850:
Anagnos, Theodore ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, MI
Boykin, Johnnie R ~ Sgt, Gunner, NM
Chapin, Robert D, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CT
Newland, Otis T ~ FO, Co-Pilot, TX
Smith, Richard ~ FO, Pilot, NY
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )