Thomas Forbes

T/Sgt. Thomas W Forbes was assigned to the 376th BG 0th .

From the current records we have obtained and transcribed, we have not been able to determine which squadron Thomas Forbes was assigned, therefore the listing is under the Headquarters Section. Additionally, as is often the case for awards that are issued for the soldier/airman who was shotdown, killed or captured, as well as those who had finished their tour of missions and came back to the states, these individuals had been taken off of the squadron records and thus all of their paperwork would be attributed to the headquarters.

The following information on Thomas Forbes is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on T/Sgt. Forbes. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Thomas Forbes's military record please contact us.

Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

03/15/1944

General Order (GO)* : 145

SS Silver Star

Silver Star

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: TSGT

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 444

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: T/Sgt.

05/22/1944

General Order (GO)* : 578

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: TSGT

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

05/22/1944

General Order (GO)* : 578

AM/3OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: TSGT

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

05/22/1944

General Order (GO)* : 578

AM/4OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: TSGT

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

05/22/1944

General Order (GO)* : 578

AM/5OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Silver Oak Leaf Cluster = 5 OLCs

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: TSGT

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

05/29/1944

General Order (GO)* : 712

AM/6OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: TSGT

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.


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