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MAJ Jack Pershing Thompson

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MAJ Jack Pershing Thompson

Birth
Kusa, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
29 Sep 1943 (aged 26)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the missing
Memorial ID
56134518 View Source

Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (Class of 1940). From Oklahoma, he was a Major in the United States Army Air Forces, Army Air Corps and is memorialized at the East Coast Memorial, New York, New York.

Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal.

His brother Paul S Thompson (USMA 1929) was killed in action in Europe while serving with the 908th Field Artillery Battlation 83rd Division. A second brother, William M Thompson (USMA January 1943) served in the Pacific Theatre for a short time and in Korea

Extracted from information originally published in January 1943 50th Anniversary Yearbook; World War II Memorial Registration

Son of Dr. William Albert and Grace Anne Langston Thompson. Other siblings were Albert, Robert, Don, and Max.

Major Thompson was on board a B-17G # 42-39805, flying as the provisional pilot, when the plane was lost due to engine failure while on a flight from Gander, Newfoundland to Prestwick, England as a replacement aircraft for the 8th Air Force.

Below are the bomber's air crew members.
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roy L. Dolinger MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA

Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (Class of 1940). From Oklahoma, he was a Major in the United States Army Air Forces, Army Air Corps and is memorialized at the East Coast Memorial, New York, New York.

Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal.

His brother Paul S Thompson (USMA 1929) was killed in action in Europe while serving with the 908th Field Artillery Battlation 83rd Division. A second brother, William M Thompson (USMA January 1943) served in the Pacific Theatre for a short time and in Korea

Extracted from information originally published in January 1943 50th Anniversary Yearbook; World War II Memorial Registration

Son of Dr. William Albert and Grace Anne Langston Thompson. Other siblings were Albert, Robert, Don, and Max.

Major Thompson was on board a B-17G # 42-39805, flying as the provisional pilot, when the plane was lost due to engine failure while on a flight from Gander, Newfoundland to Prestwick, England as a replacement aircraft for the 8th Air Force.

Below are the bomber's air crew members.
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roy L. Dolinger MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA

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A headstone has been erected in his memory in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Oklahoma.


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