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Connolly, Thomas D. Jr.

Thomas D. Connolly U.S. Army Air Corps WWII
Thomas D. Connolly U.S. Army Air Corps WWII

Date of Birth: 4/1/1924
Died On: 12/8/2011
Street Address: 36 Intervale Place
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corps-WWII

Veteran Code: USAAC-36

BIOGRAPHY Extended Information
Thomas D. Connolly was born in New York in 1924. In Rye his family lived at 36 Intervale Place and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Thomas served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Mr. and Mrs. Almet Reed Latson of 450 E. 19th St.. announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mary Latson, to Thomas Deignan Connolly Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Deignan Connolly of 36 Intervale Place, Rye, N. Y. Miss Latson, a member of the Brooklyn Eagle staff, at- ' tended the Packer Collegiate Institute and was graduated from Smith College. She is a provisional member of the Junior League of Brooklyn, Inc. Mr. Connolly is a graduate of Rye Country Day School, the Phillips Exeter Academy, and Harvard University, class of 1915. He is a member of Speakers Club and Hasty Pudding-Institute of 1770. He served in the Army Air Corps as a lieutenant in the Pacific. He is associated with the Grocery Store Products Co., Inc., Manhattan. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/71732284/marriage-of-latson-connolly/

Thos. Connolly Aviation Cadet Thomas D. Connolly, Jr. , son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Connolly of 36 Intervale Place, left Monday to join the Army Air Forces as an aviation cadet. A member of the class of 1945 at Harvard, he will report at the Air Force Classification Center, Nashville, Tenn. , after induction at Fort Devens. Mass. THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, April 9, 1943 Lieut. Connolly Resumes Duties Lt, Thomas D. Connolly, Jr. , son of [Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Connolly of Intervale Place, has returned to his duties after a leave. He is stationed at Selman Field, Monroe, La. , as an instructor at the Army Air Force Navigation School. PAQE SIX THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, October 27, 1944 Thomas D. Connolly. Jr. . USAAF. has been promoted to First Lieutenant. Lieut. Connolly, navigator of a B-29, Is stationed on Guam. THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, September 1945 Lieut. Connolly, Back from Pacific, Given Homecoming Lieut. Thomas D. Connolly, Jr. , now on terminal leave after service in the Pacific with the 20th Air Force, was honored on Sunday with a cocktail party at the home of his parents on Intervale Place. PAGE SIX THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, May 31, 1946
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5 of 5 Lieut. T.D. Connolly March 31, 2021
Reviewer: JS Hedegard from js.hedegard@comcast.net  
From May 13, 1946 NY Daily Mirror--
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 [INS] -- The Army's famous Superfort ''Fluffy Fuz-V'' set a new speed record between Hawaii and the U.S. today when it landed at Hamilton Field seven hours, 14 minutes after taking off from Honolulu.
Her navigator was Lt. T.D. Connolly of Rye, N.Y.
I have a .jpg of the article and accompanying photo if you wish.

JS Hedegard
[T.D. Connolly's daughter]

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