669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. James Bryan Thompson

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  15016702

Prisoner Of War

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 24-Jul-1924, Boyer, Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Entered Military Service: Date: 17-Jan-1941 At: Ft Hayes Columbus, OH
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 15016702

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 6-Jun-1944
Captured: 6-Jun-1944, Near Forges-Les-Eaux, By: Fieldpolice
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 6-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 121106

Died: 12-Apr-1996, New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry



Obituary

James Bryan Or Jim Thompson, 71

Died unexpectedly Fri., April 12, 1996, age 71 years.

Dear husband of Lynn (nee Landrum). Loving father of Robin (Raja) Nandyal and James "J.B." (Pandora) Thompson. Proud grandpa of Neela, Rocky, Fielding "F.J." and Savannah. Dear son of Nola and the late Hunter Thompson. Brother of Lacy, Ivan (Pearl) Thompson, Martha Ficarra, Naomi (Floyd) George and Betty Ann Thompson. Also loved by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation Wisconsin Memorial, Chapel of the Flowers, 132n d and W. Capitol Dr., Tues., April 16, 1-2:30 PM. Funeral Services 2:30 PM. Private Entombment to follow.

Jim was a USAF Major Retired. "Thanks for the good times, grandpa."

KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME 12401 W. National/Oklahoma Ave. 786-8009

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - Sunday, April 14, 1996

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin) 14 April 1996, Thompson, James Bryan Obituary, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/0F71A4E976256116-0F71A4E976256116 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)




MACR 6045 Details



Notes:
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft and Other Circumstances. Crash landed just after target.

Description:
Two box leader's planes, Maj. Meng's and Maj. Campbell's, were hit even before they reached the target. ... Maj. Campbell was unable to make it. As the crews reported it, he kept his plane under control and appeared to make a normal landing in an open field in France. With him were Lt. William H. Palin, S/Sgt. Harold R. Hatch, and S/Sgt. James B. Thompson.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 68




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
14-Feb-1943
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The Akron Beacon Journal
14-Feb-1943
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The Akron Beacon Journal
24-Jun-1944
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The Akron Beacon Journal
24-Jun-1944
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
02-Jul-1944
James B Thompson
James B Thompson
James B Thompson
James B Thompson
Apr 28, 1944
A-20J
669th Bomb Sq."Combat Crew". L-R: SSgt James B. Thompson, 1Lt Joseph (nmi) Kupits, Cpt Meredith Joy Huff, SSgt. Harold F. Hatch. A/C is "Holey Joe"
SSgt James B. Thompson
A-20
669th Bomb Sq., L-R: SSgt Grady F. Cope, 1Lt Joseph (nmi) Kupits, Cpt Meredith J. Huff, SSgt James B. Thompson. A/C is "Holy Joe"
SSgt James B. Thompson
MACR Capture document
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
29-May-1945
Post-WW II Draft Registration
30-Aug-1945
Post-WW II Draft Registration
30-Aug-1945
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
04-Jul-1948
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
04-Jul-1948
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
31-Jul-1948
Meredith Joy Huff And James Thompson
Newspaper Clipping
The Akron Beacon Journal
26-Sep-1951
Newspaper Clipping
Green Bay Press Gazette
20-Feb-1960
Newspaper Clipping
Portage Daily Register
27-Apr-1960
Newspaper Clipping
The Oshkosh Northwestern
29-Sep-1960
WI Real Estate Lic App
WI Real Estate Lic App
WI Real Estate Lic App
WI Real Estate Lic App
Death Index
WW II Honoree
 
 
 
 
 
 



See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources