THOMPSON C. GUTHRIE, JR., LTJG, USN
Thompson Guthrie, Jr. '34
Date of birth: December 10, 1912
Date of death: April 10, 1939
From the 1934 Lucky Bag:
While engaged in authorized and required flight in connection with gunnery work, SBU-1 airplane crashed, exploded and burned, at about 10.07 a.m., 10 April 1939, near Del Mar, Calif.:
- Lieut, (jg) Glenn Lewis Dunagan, U.S.N.
- Lieut, (jg) Thompson Clyde Guthrie, Jr., U.S.N.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
He began his career in USS Northampton (CA 26); he is listed as a member of that ship's wardroom in the 1935 Navy Directory. The 1937 Navy Directory lists him as "under instruction" at NAS Pensacola, Florida; he earned his wings as naval aviator #5240 as an Ensign on June 16, 1937.
The 1938 Navy Directory lists him as a member of Scouting Squadron (VS) 2, aboard USS Lexington (CV 2).
Glenn Dunagan '33 was also lost in this crash.