Cdr Willis Manning Thomas

Cdr Willis Manning Thomas

Death 17 Sep 1943 (aged 35)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56133510 · View Source
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Commander Thomas was the commanding officer of the submarine, USS Pompano (SS-181), which was lost with all hands, while on her seventh war patrol in the Pacific due to possible Japanese mines or a catastrophic operational malfunction on approximately September 17, 1943.

In addition to the Purple Heart, Commander Thomas had also been awarded the Navy Cross, Silver Star & Bronze star.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from California.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56133510
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cdr Willis Manning Thomas (26 Sep 1907–17 Sep 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56133510, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .