SSgt George E Thompson

SSgt George E Thompson

New Hampshire, USA
Death 29 May 1944 (aged 29–30)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 36 Grave 51
Memorial ID 56375948 · View Source
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Son of George E. Thompson and Lillian Thompson.

George served as a Staff Sergeant on B-26C #42-107690, 558th Bomber Squadron, 387th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 14, 1941, prior to the war, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Plumber and also as Single, without dependents.

George was "Killed In Action" when his B-26 was hit by enemy flak and crashed northwest of Paris during the war.

He was was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.

He was interred, side by side, with one other member of his crew here at the Epinal American Cemetery.

Service # 11023579

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Airmen who perished on on B-26C #42-107690:

McFadden, Elwin J ~ 1st Lt, OR
Thompson, George E ~ S/Sgt, NH

Above Info on Bomber Crew Members being interred "Side By Side" at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

Airmen who perished on B-26C #42-107690 and are interred in other locations:

Harmon, Robert C ~ Capt, WI
Hewitt, Robert C ~ 1st Lt, OK

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

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