From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thompson Guthrie, Jr. '34

Date of birth: 1912

Date of death: April 10, 1939

Age: ~26

Lucky Bag

From the 1934 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find many details about Thompson's life or loss. 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).

Class of 1934

Thompson is one of 41 members of the Class of 1934 in Memorial Hall.