ALBERT J. THOMPSON, CDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: July 15, 1964
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1948 Thompson LB.jpg

From the 1948-B Lucky Bag:

ALBERT JAMES THOMPSON

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Now that an oasis has been found in the Antarctica you'll probably hear Aldo advocating skis for torpedo boats . . . Admiral Byrd has a serious competitor and a worthy successor. Coming from the colder climes of New England. . . it is not surprising that he has a preference for winter sports. Skiing is his favorite sport . . he follows it with great energy when he gets back to the New Hampshire mountains on his Christmas leaves. His secret ambition is to buy the slopes of Tuckerman Ravine for his own personal ski slide. Aldo's tastes are many and varied ... he goes all out for classical music . . . but his interests are not all longhair. He likes nothing better than a good party ... if its not good to begin with . . Aldo's mere presence will make things lively before long. Your drag . . . that includes everyone from a midshipman to an admiral ... is not safe as long as Aldo's on the loose. A local shark at bridge — his finesses ranked him with the experts. Always played the roughest contact sports . . . came in a mass of blood and bruises. Academics for him were a soft touch . . . his philosophy that of a happy life. He plans to be one of the future Take her down boys.

Albert graduated from the 22nd Company with the class of 1948-B in June 1948. (The top half of the class academically, designated 1948-A, graduated in June 1947 as the last wartime-accelerated class.)

1948-B 22nd Company

Loss

Albert was lost while piloting an F-4 Phantom over the Mediterranean on July 15, 1964, while operating from USS Enterprise (CVAN-65). Also lost was ENS Joseph Bernard Kelley, Jr.


Class Navigation

Class of 1948
Albert is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.
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