Virginia Heroes

John Thomas Ingles

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: July 6, 1920
Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 9, 1943
Died In: Germany
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal

First Lieutenant Ingles served with the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. On a bombing mission to Anklam, Germany on BB17 “Dallas Rebel” that Ingles was piloting, enemy fighters shot down the plane and Ingles was killed.

He graduated from John Marshall High School where he was captain of Company E. He attended Cornell University and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in January 1942.

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