New England Air Museum
Thomas J. Stoy
 
Lt. Thomas Stoy
Lt. Thomas Stoy
 
 
Recent Address:   1809 Bagshot Ct., Wake Forest, NC 27587
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Stanley, Pauline Brothers: Carl, USA; Andrew, AAF; John, USN; Stan, USN Sisters: Rose; Genny; Virginia
 
Hometown:   Chester, WV
 
Date Entered Service:   1940-41
 
Service Number:    
 
Bomb Group:   462nd Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   770th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Walker AAF Kansas; November 1943
 
Missions Flown:   36 CBI Combat Missions; 19 April 1944- 26 February 1945
 
Hump Missions Flown:   10 Hump Missions over Himalayas
 
Targets:   Japan, Manchuria, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, Malay, Sumatra, Formosa and Singapore
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Star, Purple Heart
 
Service Schools Attended:   Basic & Advanced Pilot Training, Douglas, AZ Oct. 1942; B-17 Transition Training, Roswell, NM Aug. 1943; B-29 Transition Training, Roswell, NM Sep. 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):  
Pilot VHB 1093, B-29
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   Feb 1945 to Muroc AAF, CA
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 25, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Graduated WVU and Univ of Pittsburgh. Ceramic Engineering. Retired executive from Harbeson Walker Refractories, Dresser Industries
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Never talked much about his combat experiences.
 
Comments:
Tom said he flew development and training missions with Col. Tibbetts after returning to CA. Was presented DFC by Gen. Hap Arnold. Sadly, Tom passed away on February 4, 1999.

 

Stoy Crew Photo
 

 


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