1Lt. Thomas S. Ingham, Jr., ASN O-791442

B-24 Pilot

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 29 Dec 41

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Purple Heart

Killed In Action, 25 Nov 43, Rangoon Burma

(Images/Info Courtesy of Michael R. Dutton, Lt. Commander USN, Ret.)


Lt. Thomas S. Ingham, Jr.

Ingham served as a 1st Lieutenant and pilot of B-24 #42-73070 with the 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Tenth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was declared "Missing In Action" on 25 November 1943. His bomber was part of a formation sent to bomb targets in the Rangoon, Burma area. About 15 minutes from the target area they were attacked by Japanese fighter planes. The bomber lost its #1 engine and they fell behind the formation, losing altitude. They dropped their bombs over the target and seemed to hold steady at 9,400 feet until just south and east of Akyab, when they went into a heavy cloud bank and were not seen again.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and eleven months at the time of his death and was decorated with an Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, a Purple Heart and a Distingushed Flying Cross.


Ingham Crew, B-24J #42-73070, 25 Nov 43

1Lt. Thomas S. Ingham (P), 2Lt. Arhtur J. Foley (CP)
2Lt. Dan L. Flowers, (N), 2Lt. George A. Bond (B)

TSgt. Sidney A. Nunez (E), TSgt. Melvin O. Harris (RO), SSgt. John F. Jaeger (G)
SSgt. Leo S. Malach (G), SSgt. Theodore L. Malacha (G), Cpl. Edward W. Wolf (G)

Missing Air Crew Report No. 1206
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