(CNAC November 1943 - June 8, 1944)
(Captain - ???)
(Hump Flights - XXX)

In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, Thomas listed his home address as:

Loomis (Thomas)

NOTE, 10-10-2012: For some reason the first name "Thomas" had been attached to Lyman Loomis. If I ever figure it out, I'll post something. Maybe he just wanted to be "Thomas"/"Tom". We may never know.

From The Dragon's Wings, quoting Capt Don McBride, "June 8: Tom Loomis and crew killed today when #85 blew apart in the air over Kunming during an instrument letdown. I was making a final approach when his burning plane fell past the nose of my ship. It was in several pieces. Ashes and burned parts fell all around us."

Newspaper Clippings -- July 1, 1944
(delayed from May 21, 1944)

names mentioned:
Capt. Jack Brown from Ulysses, Kansas
Co-Pilot Capt. Lyman S. Loomis of ZanesVille, Ohio
Radio operator Earl C. Knight of Upper Montclair, New Jersey

This is Punchbowl - Overlooking Honolulu, Hawaii

Lyman's remains were transferred to Punchbowl.

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