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Ejnar Thompson '44

Date of birth: December 19, 1920

Date of death: March 24, 1960

Age: 39

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Ejnar was lost on March 24, 1960 when his F3H-2 Demon crashed near Moffett Field, California, while returning from USS Hancock. He was the commanding officer of Fighter Squadron (VF) 213.

From the May 1960 issue of Shipmate:

Tommy entered the Naval Academy from the fleet. After overseas duty during World War II he became a naval aviator. He had a series of aviation duty stations and most recently completed a tour of duty at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in mid-1959.

He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on 4 April. Margaret and the children are residing at 483 Los Ninos W ay, Los Altos, Calif.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Bruce Purvis '57 was lost while operating from Hancock on the same day in a separate incident.

Class of 1944

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