Group to Henry M. Tomlin, USAAF/USMC
Group of seven to Henry N. Tomlin, Jr., Air Corps and US Marine Corps: Air Medal, with 2 oak leaf clusters, machine-engraved “Henry N. Tomlin, Jr.”; Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, with one star on the ribbon, unnamed; Army Good Conduct Medal, unnamed; American Campaign Medal; Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal, with 3 bronze stars on the ribbon; World War II Victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal. All are mounted for wear on a clutch-back bar. Some age and wear to the ribbons. With photocopied research and service records.
Tomlin served with the 389th Bomb Group (B-24s, RAF Hethel), receiving his three Air Medals in early 1945, when the group was supporting ground operations after the Battle of the Bulge and the airborne crossing of the Rhine River. In 1949, Tomlin enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving initially in an Amphibian Tractor Battalion. In 1950, he trained as an aircraft mechanic and served in Japan and at Cherry Point and Quantico. Rising to the rank of technical sergeant, he left the Marine Corps in 1962. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Tomlin died in Prescott, Arizona, in January 2005.