A. Thomas (Thomasulo during service years) was a member
of the Headquarters and Base Squadron - 31st Service Group,
one of the four Service Groups stationed at North Field.
Gaum. The others were the 69th, 89th and 90th.
was sent over-seas as a radio operator but inasmuch as
there was a Signa1 Corps unit already stationed there.,
his services in that capacity were not needed. So, after
some preliminary assignments Thomas found himself in the
sheet metal shop, a job he was well suited for. In civilian
life this had been his trade having worked for Curtiss
Wriqht in Buffalo, NY. During their time on Guam, Sebastian
and his fellow workers (15 or more) patched thousands
of flak ho1es and made other repairs to the skin of the
left the States on December 1944 an the USS Fred C. Ainsworth
and spent Christmas and New Year's Eve on the sea before
arrival at "Duva" (code name for Guam).
came back to the States one year later (December 1945)
aboard the USS Montrose.