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SSgt William A Thompson
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Birth: 1920
Grand Forks
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1943

On 13 April 1943, over Trapani, Sicily, a B-17F was seen losing altitude. The ship was last seen immediately off the target in the sea. Six to seven members of crew were seen in dinghy or swimming towards it. Air-Sea Rescue was notified but no personnel were picked up.

97th BG, 342nd BS, A/C 42-5248,
B-17 Heavy Flying Fortress Crew:

William B. Teague, Pilot, 1st Lt.
Everett O. Golden, Co-Pilot, 1st Lt.
George Danish, Navigator, 1st Lt.
Durwood W. Ward, Bombardier, 1st Lt.
Jay B. Kitchen, Radio Operator, T. Sgt.
William E. Morgan, Top Turret Gunner, S. Sgt.
Leon L. Schuman, Tail Gunner, S. Sgt.
William A. Thompson, Rt Waist Gunner, S. Sgt.
Mitchell Tomkowicz, Ball Turret Gunner, S. Sgt.
Harvey D. Nelson, Left Waist Gunner, Sgt.
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  William H. Thompson (1883 - 1971)
  Nettie M. Thompson (1893 - 1963)
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 37276255
342nd Bomber Squadron, 97th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: North Dakota
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Tunis, Tunisia
Plot: Tablets of the Missing AAF
Maintained by: AnaBenana
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56250817
SSgt William A Thompson
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