FRANCIS P. THOMAS, LT, USN
Francis Thomas '43
Date of birth: August 5, 1920
Date of death: November 8, 1944
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
Francis was lost when USS Growler (SS 215) was sunk by Japanese surface vessels on November 8, 1944 in the South China Sea.
His parents were listed as next of kin.
Francis was on the commissioning crew of USS Dace (SS 247) in July 1943.
William Williams '43 was aboard Growler but was killed in action (February 7, 1943) before Francis reported aboard.