Headstone of Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason Headstone at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason Headstone at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of SSgt. Thomas Eason

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Air Force
Army

Description

The headstone of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945), who 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

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Original GRid=56372149">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2013-08-28

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Lancaster, John
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"569th Bomb Squadron." American Air Museum in Britain. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/1251.
"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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