|Pilot Captain Kramer Thomas, Jr., O-803905 673rd BS, 417th BG (MIA / KIA) VA
MIA July 23, 1944
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 417th Bombardment Group, 675th Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. On April 3, 1944 this A-20 suffered a taxi accident at Saidor Airfield and afterwards was repaired.
On July 23, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield piloted by Thomas on a flight bound for Saidor Airfield. This A-20 crashed near Bianduong at at 8,000' approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Lae.
Thomas was officially declared dead the day of the mission. His is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Kramer Thomas Jr.
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January 5, 2018