SGT Thomas served in the US Army Air Corps from 20-AUG 1943 to 31-MAR 1946. He was an air crew member assigned to an Australian unit, the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron. John was a crew member, aerial engineer on a C-47 in World War II. His squadron was known as the Thirsty 13th. The squadron earned 2 Presidential Unit Citations and 7 Battle Stars.
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