Thames, Jack, Jr., S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1944-1945, SA-0000, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oak Grove, LA
Last Address
Box 446
Oak Grove, LA

Casualty Date
Jan 21, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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 Duty Stations
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
  1944-1945, SA-0000, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1945 World War II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Ticonderoga, was commissioned in May 1944 and made a West Indies shakedown cruise prior to transiting the Panama Canal to the Pacific in early September. During the next few months, Ticonderoga transported aircraft to Hawaii, took part in underway ordnance replenishment experiments and trained her crew and air group for participation in the war against Japan. After steaming to the western Pacific in October, the carrier launched her first strikes on 5 November 1944, hitting targets ashore and afloat in the northern Philippines area. As part of Task Force 38, she continued her attacks in the vicinity for the next two months, riding out a major typhoon in mid-December.

In January 1945, Ticonderoga took part in raids against Japanese assets in Indochina, China, Luzon and Formosa. Hit by two "Kamikaze" suicide planes on 21 January, she lost over 140 crewmen and had to go to the U.S. for repairs. Ticonderoga returned to the combat area in late May. For the remaining two and a half months of the Pacific War, her planes made regular attacks on the Japanese home islands. From September 1945 into January 1946, she transported veterans home across the Pacific. Inactive after that, Ticonderoga was decommissioned at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in January 1947. Re-activated later for many more years of service.
According to U.S. Navy Muster Reports From S2c Jack Thames Was Recieved onboard the USS Ticonderoga CV-14 on Sept 16, 1944 from the San Diego Receiving Station. He was listed as being from Oak Grove, LA. His Service Number was  848 18 94. His enlistement Date was liosted as 29 May 1944. He was last listed on the 28 Jan 1945 Special Muster report as Missing In Action on 21 Jan 1945. (see photo)
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