NAME
George Albert Toms
NICKNAME
MCSN
315481
HOME OF RECORD
Happy Creek Farm, St. David, PA
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Frederick & Kezia Toms
DATE OF BIRTH
January 3, 1923
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
June 27, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
June 5, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
UNIT
VMSB-241
DUTY
Gunner
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 5 June 1942, PFC Toms flew as the radioman/gunner of a Vought Vindicator (SB2U-3  #2088) in a glide-bombing attack against the heavy cruiser Mikuma. His aircraft was shot down in flames and crashed shortly after releasing its bomb. Neither he nor his pilot, Captain Richard E. Fleming, were seen again.
PFC Toms’ remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 6 June 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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