Tom Wanta died Dec. 13, 1944 5:30am at the Leyte Airdrome, Philippine Islands.

He was buried at the U.S. Army Cemetery, Tuclobau, Leyte, Philippine Islands.

Read His Obituary

A certificate received by the family, signed by the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"[Tom] was buried with full military honors at U.S. Army Cemetery, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands. Memorial service in Tom's name were held by the entire personnel of our group...."

- Lt. Col. George A. Walker

Construction of the military cemetery at Tacloban / Tuclobau, Leyte, Philippines

Construction of the Cemetery at Tuclobau, Leyte, Philippine Islands

Condolences from General Marshall to family of Thomas C. WantaCeremony at the Opening of Leyte Military Cemetery. Bugler, flag, attendees.

Sergeant Thomas C. Wanta was reburied 6 July 1945 at the U.S. Army Air Forces Cemetery, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines

Reburial location information for Thomas C. Wanta, died 13 December 1944, Leyte, Philippines

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