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1Lt James A. Thompson
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 14, 1943

1st./Lt. James A. Thompson KIA
Hometown: Illinois
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service # O-734851
Pilot Unknown

Target: Messina
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 14-Jul-43
Serial Number: 42-40701
Aircraft Model B-24
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Cause: Unknown 3 or more KIA

The 389th Bomb Group Flew a raid to Messina ferry terminal in Support of the Sicily invasion July 14 1943. One ship officially lost piloted by Lyndon Brown. Three other casualties are found on this date Lt. Thompson of the 564th BS and Major Rang of Headquarters IX Bomber Command both on B24 42-40701, T/Sgt Verboys 564th BS who is not found in USAAF records. Major Rang and Sgt Verboys appear on Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy. They seem to have been lost at sea, this would indicate a possible ditching, emergency bail out over water bodies not recovered. Lt. Thompson however has a grave and is buried in the cemetery. More information is needed.

Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Plot E Row 2 Grave 19
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56315125
1Lt James A. Thompson
Added by: John "Jack" Richter
1Lt James A. Thompson
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1 LT 564 BOMB SQ 389 BOMB GP(H)
- John "Jack" Richter
 Added: Dec. 30, 2016

- John "Jack" Richter
 Added: Dec. 30, 2016
Thank you for your service to this Country!
- Cam Thompson
 Added: Oct. 8, 2011

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