Thompson, William Manley, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Service Branch
Supply Corps
Last Primary NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 310X, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1941 - 1941
Supply Corps
Ensign

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Last Address
44 Lake Dr
Mountain Lakes, NJ
(Mother)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Blandford Cemetery - Petersburg, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, 310X, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Colleges Attended 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  1937-1941, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 16, 1941, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 0-110159
  Mar 06, 2018, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Navy Reserve Ensign William M. Thompson, 21, of Summit, New Jersey, will be buried September 8, 2017 in Petersburg, Virginia. On Dec. 7, 1941, Thompson was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Thompson.

In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma. On June 15, 2015, DPAA personnel began exhuming the remains from the NMCP for analysis.

To identify Thompson's remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial (mtDNA) DNA analysis, which matched his family, as well as circumstantial evidence and laboratory analysis, to include dental comparisons.

Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

   
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