Memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force (February 16, 1945)

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Memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force (February 16, 1945)

Alternative Title

Memo from Col. H. M. Rund to the Commanding General (Feb. 16, 1945)

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

A memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund, the Assistant Adjutant General in the U.S. Army, to General Henry H. Arnold (1886-1950), the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF). In the memo, Col. Rund informs Gen. Arnold that all but one member of an air crew previously reported missing had been returned to duty on January 28, 1945. Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945) was reportedly killed in action on January 20.

SSgt. Eason served for over three years in the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 569th Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group, as a waist gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Sweet and Lovely" and "Princess Pat." SSgt. Eason completed 28 missions in both the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II. On January 20, 1945, he was killed near Altenheim, France, after his airplane was shot down by enemy combatants. Over the course of his service, SSgt. was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

Creator

Rund, H. M.

Source

Digital reproduction of original 1-page typewritten memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force, February 16, 1945.

Date Created

1945-02-16

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

References

"Missing Air Crew Report for the 390th Bomb Group's 569th Bomb Squadron." RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

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Medium

1-page typewritten memorandum on European Theater of Operations letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Altenheim, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by H. M. Rund.

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Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Lancaster, John
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=56372149" target="_blank">SSgt Thomas E Eason." Find A Grave. http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56372149.

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