Headstone of Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason Headstone at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Headstone of SSgt. Thomas Eason
World War II, 1939-1945
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.
Original GRid=56372149">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color digital image
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France
Originally created by Dwight Anderson.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Epinal Cemetery Project
"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&