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John Thomson


Lt. John A Thomson was a Navigator and flew his 50 B-17 missions between 10/2/1942 and 7/3/1943. He was a crew member on the Phyllis 41-24397, which crash landed back in England 10/2/1942. Phyllis and her Pilot Charles Paine received a lot of press including Time Magazine, NY Times, ...




Phyliss with her crew after crash landing at RAF Gatwick 10/2/1942



Phyliss's tail on 10/3/1942 after crash landing at RAF Gatwick 10/2/1942


John Thomson

1st Lt. John A Thomson was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator.


Phyliss with her crew after crash landing at RAF Gatwick 10/2/1942


Phyliss's tail on 10/3/1942 after crash landing at RAF Gatwick 10/2/1942

The following information on John Thomson is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on 1st Lt. Thomson. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to John Thomson's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

John Thomson

2nd Lt.

54

03/06/1943

 

AM

Air Medal (AM)

JOHN THOMSON

2LT

14

03/09/1943

 

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

JOHN THOMSON

2LT

51

04/07/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

JOHN THOMSON

1LT

65

05/02/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

JOHN THOMSON

1LT

67

05/05/1943

 

AM/5OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

JOHN THOMSON

1LT

83

05/15/1943

AM/6OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

John Thomson

1st Lt.

 

05/24/1943

 

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

John Thomson

1st Lt.

 

07/11/1943

 

DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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  • 5/24/1943 AM/OLC 7/11/1943 DFC 4/6/1943

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