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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: December 19, 1920
Date of death: March 24, 1960
Age: 39

Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Ejnar N. C. Thompson

Ardmore, Oklahoma

This Oklahoma edition of "Flip Corkin" entered the Academy via the Navy, where he learned some of the rudiments of his chosen profession. Tommy—nobody knew what the E. N. C. stood for—was well known for his unfailing good humor, a caustic tongue which pricked many bubbles of conceit and excessive dignity, and an inherent willingness to take either side of any question whereon he had conviction. "Oklahoma" fostered a great love and a great ambition, and these have been his life. The former is to result in the first ceremony in the Naval Academy chapel on Graduation Day, and the latter is to continue throughout the years.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any definitive information about Ejnar's life or loss. Suspect he was lost in the crash of a F3H-2 Demon on March 24, 1960. There was an aircraft written off on the day of his death, and he was a member of the squadron to which it belonged (Fighter Squadron (VF) 213) in 1959.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class Navigation

Class of 1944
Ejnar is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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