ARTHUR B. THOMPSON, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Arthur Thompson '25

Date of birth: April 9, 1901

Date of death: March 31, 1940

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Arthur died on March 31, 1940, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound "about two months" prior. He had shot himself while in his cabin aboard USS Teal while that ship was in Seattle, Washington; he was the commanding officer.

He was survived by his wife, Florence, and his three children. He is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3401 on April 7, 1928.



Class of 1925

Arthur is one of 30 members of the Class of 1925 on Virtual Memorial Hall.