Corp John M Thompson Jr.

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Corp John M Thompson Jr.

Birth
Death 9 Jul 1942
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56250808 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 9, 1943.

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John served as a Corporal on a B-24, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This B-24's number is not recorded on military records.

He resided in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

John was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, while on a mission with 4 other B-24's, was attacked by approximately 15 to 20 German Messerschmitt 109's. His B-24 was seen by others to be on fire and crash into the Mediterranean about 25 miles north of Mersa Matruh, Egypt during the war.

He was awarded the "Silver Star" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 7020885

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Bedrosian, Peter ~ Cpl, VT
Blair, Thomas A, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Butler, Kenneth W ~ 1st Lt, IA
Cwikiel, Matthew ~ S/Sgt, PA
Kysar, Herbert A ~ 1st Lt, TX
Hiatt, Walker H ~ 1st Lt, TX
Thompson, John M, Jr ~ Cpl, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56250808
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John M Thompson Jr. (unknown–9 Jul 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56250808, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .