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THOMAS, Roy W

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THOMAS, Roy William  "Bill"

Servicenumber: 32790861

 

Thomas Roy W 01

 

Thomas Roy W 02

Age: 22
Born: 1923, Alamance County, North Carolina
Hometown: Graham-Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina
Family: Roy B. Thomas (father)
Mable (Blackwell) Thomas (mother)
Edna M. Thomas (sister)
Ben A. Thomas (brother)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 120th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
Division – Transport: 30th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: K Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
-
Date of death: 14 January 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Bois de Hauts Dzrts, SW of Thirimont, Belgium
Spot: Not available
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot B, Row 9, Grave 35
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle
Biography: -
Other information: Roy W. Thomas was inducted into the service in New York where he was employed as a painter. He trained at Camp McCain in Mississippi and at Fort Meade. He entered the service in August, 1943.

"Pvt Thomas volunteered to guide supply vehicles to front line companies through intermittent artillery and mortar fire and over a route previously zeroed in by the enemy. Leaving his sheltered position, he moved alongside his vehicle in preperation for leaving. A heavy concentration of artillery fire fell in the area mortally wounding him." 

 

Source of information: Raf Dyckmans, Astrid van Erp, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov - WWII Enlistment Record, www.ancestry.com - 1940 Census / various Family Trees, www.oldhickory30th.com, www.indianmilitary.org/30th - GO 1945-120, https://newspaperarchive.com 

Photo source: www.findagrave.com - Des Philippet, https://newspaperarchive.com 

 

 

 

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