Corp Thomas F Ward

Corp Thomas F Ward

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 6 Jun 1945 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Memorial ID 56791735 · View Source
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Son of Matthew Ward who resided in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Thomas served as a Corporal, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 9, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Thomas was a passenger on B-24L #44-41482 that was also assigned to the 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group.

B-24L #44-41482 took off from McGuire Field (San Jose), Mindoro, Philippines on a courier flight bound for Floridablanca Airfield on Luzon Island, Philippines with a crew of 4 along with 20 passengers. They never arrived at their destination and are assumed to have crashed in the sea. It was noted that on that day there were heavy showers off the western end of Mindoro.

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

Service # 12041327

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Crew that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Baldwin, Stephen D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Dolan, Gerald S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
McCarty, Elmo ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WV
Williams, Hans H ~ Capt, Pilot, IA

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Passengers that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Bacon, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, CO
Barnett, James J ~ S/Sgt, OR
Bartel, Robert E ~ 1st Lt, IL
Bedrick, Harold A ~ Cpl, NY
Dunayczan, Joseph X ~ T/Sgt, MI
Erickson, William F ~ Cpl, PA
Gooley, Joseph A ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Harring, Arthur R ~ Pfc, NY
Jonikas, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, IL
Kendall, Dean R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, CO
Knight, Thomas M ~ Cpl, NC
Lawson, John B ~ 1st Lt, OR
Little, Wade A ~ Sgt, OH
McCarty, Walter V ~ M/Sgt, MS
Miller, Ralph I ~ T/Sgt, MN
Petrosillo, Jack M ~ 1st Lt, CA
Shryock, John K, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Tierney, Joseph E ~ 1st Lt, CT
Van Beek, Franklin L ~ S/Sgt, MO
Ward, Thomas F ~ Cpl, NJ

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56791735
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Thomas F Ward (1920–6 Jun 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56791735, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .