1Lt Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr

1Lt Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Nov 1943 (aged 23)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Memorial ID 56776167 · View Source
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Son of Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Sr. and Marie Katherine Ritz Ingham.

Thomas resided at 77 West Park Place, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

He served as a 1st Lieutenant and Pilot on B-24 (#42-73070), 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Tenth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

His Bomber was part of a formation to bomb targets in the Rangoon area. About 15 minutes from the target area they were attacked by Japanese fighter planes. Their bomber lost the #1 engine and they fell behind the formation, losing altitude. They dropped their bombs over the target and seemed to hold 9,400 feet until just south and east of Akyab, when they went into a heavy cloud bank and were not seen again.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and eleven months at the time of his death and was decorated with an Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, a Purple Heart and a Distingushed Flying Cross.

Service # 0-791442

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Airmen who perished on on B-24 (#42-73070):

Bond, George A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, Michigan
Flowers, Dan L ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, Mississippi
Foley, Arthur J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, New York
Harris, Melvin O ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Missouri
Ingham, Thomas S, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Delaware
Jaeger, John F ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, Illinois
Malach, Leo S ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, Texas
Malacha, Theodore L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, Illinois
Nunez, Sidney A ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Louisiana
Wolf, Edward W ~ Corp, Gunner, Missouri

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56776167
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr (25 Apr 1920–25 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56776167, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .