This was posted by new member LINDA T. on his profile page http://www.forum.armyairforces.com/members/linda-t.1296/#profile-post-150 I thought to help out re-posting it here. This might be the AAF officer he seeks: John A Thorne, findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115760676 appears to be a graduate of Class 43-13, San Angelo Army Airfield, first class dual trained as Navigators/Bombardiers, so we might be searching for a navigator. If actually dual trained as Navigator/Bombardier we might be seeking a B-29 crew member where this was a common practice for these crew positions. This may also be that John A Thorne's original enlistment into the Aviation Cadet program 15 August 1942: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...&tf=F&q=16113451&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=196829 Service theater if outside of the United States not known. Perhaps this member will return with more information.