Casualty Questionnaire for Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason and Completed by First Lieutenant George J. Arnold
Casualty Questionnaire for SSgt. Thomas Eason
World War II, 1939-1945
A Casualty Questionnaire completed by First Lieutenant George J. Arnold in relation to the death of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945). According to this document, SSgt. Eason was Killed in Action (KIA) during the bailout procedure after his crew's airplane was shot. SSgt. served for over three years in the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 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.
Arnold, George J.
Digital reproduction of original 1-page handwritten questionnaire by George J. Arnold.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1-page handwritten questionnaire
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