Thomas, John Andrew, LT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, VCS-6
Service Years
1934 - 1942

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Knoxville, TN
Last Address
246 W Ivy St
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1942
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Berry Highland Memorial Park - Knoxville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

LT Thomas was assigned to VCS-6 aboard the USS San Francisco (CA-38). On November 13, 1942, the ship was under fire from the Japanese. The crew experoenced the death of 77 men and 105 others were wounded. LT Thomas was among the wounded and he died and was buried at sea on November 15, 1942.
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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VCS-6US Navy
  1942-1942, VCS-6
  1942-1942, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1934-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 03, 1940, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jan 02, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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