Thomas Jefferson Hunt was the son of William Thomas Hunt and Lucille Hunt Allen. Brother of Charles Franklin Hunt, Herman Hurbert Hunt, James Huston Hunt, Gladys Hunt, and Imogene Lucile Hunt. He was married to Mary McGill. He enlisted on March 22, 1941, in Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA
-Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville

Aircraft B-17F with serial number 42-29559 was on a bombardment mission to Schweinfurt, Germany. This A/C was one of low element. E/A must have wiped out the entire element on the first attack. The aircraft crashed near Langdorp, 13 km West of Diest, Belgium.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Charles A. Bennett
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Stanley A. Dahlman
Navigator, 1st Lt Adrian T. van Bemmel
Bombardier, 1st Lt Maurice J. Sullivan
Engineer, T/Sgt Ford C. Cowherd
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Robert G. Gaynor
Radio Operator, T/Sgt William J. Barrett
Assistant Radio Operator, Sgt John F. Greager
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Edward P. Troy
Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Thomas J. Hunt

The Knoxville Journal, October 10, 1943
Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Hunt, who was previously reported missing in action, was killed Aug. 17 in the European area, relatives here have been notified. Sergeant Hunt has been in the Air Corps three years, most of which time he has spent overseas. Surviving are a son; his aunt, Mrs. Mary Collins, and sister, Miss Imogene Collins, 924 Cammon Avenue, where he made his home; two brothers, Charles and Herman, and sister, Mrs. Gladys Jones, all of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 November 1919
  • Date of death: 17 August 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 91st Bomber Group, 323rd Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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