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SSgt William A Thompson

SSgt William A Thompson

Birth
Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
Death 13 Apr 1943 (aged 22–23)
Trapani, Provincia di Trapani, Sicilia, Italy
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56250817 · View Source
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Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

On 13 April 1943, over Trapani, Sicily, a B-17F was seen losing altitude. The ship was last seen immediately off the target in the sea. Six to seven members of crew were seen in dinghy or swimming towards it. Air-Sea Rescue was notified but no personnel were picked up.

97th BG, 342nd BS, A/C 42-5248,
B-17 Heavy Flying Fortress Crew:

William B. Teague, Pilot, 1st Lt.
Everett O. Golden, Co-Pilot, 1st Lt.
George Danish, Navigator, 1st Lt.
Durwood W. Ward, Bombardier, 1st Lt.
Jay B. Kitchen, Radio Operator, T. Sgt.
William E. Morgan, Top Turret Gunner, S. Sgt.
Leon L. Schuman, Tail Gunner, S. Sgt.
William A. Thompson, Rt Waist Gunner, S. Sgt.
Mitchell Tomkowicz, Ball Turret Gunner, S. Sgt.
Harvey D. Nelson, Left Waist Gunner, Sgt.


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Gravesite Details Service # 37276255

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  • Maintained by: AnaBenana
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250817
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt William A Thompson (1920–13 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250817, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by AnaBenana (contributor 48164913) .