PFC Wayne E Thompson

PFC Wayne E Thompson

Birth
Nebraska, USA
Death 16 Nov 1942 (aged 20)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q, 768
Memorial ID 3794506 · View Source
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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Clem K. Thompson who resided in Sidney, Nebraska.

Wayne served as a Private First Class, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Colorado prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on September 1, 1940, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

Wayne became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on November 3, 1949.

Service # 18000391

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3794506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Wayne E Thompson (14 Apr 1922–16 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3794506, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .