JOHN C. THOMPSON, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Thompson, Jr. '46

Date of birth: May 6, 1923

Date of death: May 22, 1952

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


Loss

John was lost on May 22, 1952 when the airplane he was piloting "crashed just south of Virginia Beach Boulevard ner London Bridge". He was returning from a "routine night training flight" and was approaching Oceana at the time.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. John was survived by his wife, "Mrs. Louis Day Thompson," who was visiting her parents in Berlin, Germany.

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Class of 1946

John is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 on Virtual Memorial Hall.