Thompson, Solomon, StM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
StM-0000-Stewards Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Stewards Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, StM-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
StM-Stewards Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Choctaw, MS
Last Address
McCool, MS

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 2 (cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Kidd (DD-661)
  1944-1944, StM-0000, USS Richard W.Suesens (DE-342)
  1944-1945, StM-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 12, 1945, Muster roll entry about death and burial
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

While on picket station off Okinawa 11 April 1945, USS Kidd (DD-661) and her division mates, Black, Bullard, and Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon, a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55.

StM2 Thompson was among the men killed in action. He was buried at sea by his shipmates the next day.

Service number: 9395651
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United States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
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