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Thomas, James Northway

THOMAS, PORTEREFIELD

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 15:25:18

Thomas, James Northway

Traer, IA

Serial No: 46317448

Born: Apr 1, 1919

Parents: R. F. and Grace Porterfield Thomas

Enlisted in Navy: Jul 1941, Reseerved. Called to active duty Oct 1941

Training in US: Evanston, IL; Camp Bremerton, WA; San Diego, CA; Keyport, WA

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, Ca on Jan 31, 1943; arrived Tulage, Solomon Islands, March 1943. In command of Field Torpedo Unit No. 35 until Jun 1944. Space officer, Naval Ammunition Depot, Pearl Harbor, Jul 1944 to Jul 1945.

Medals-Ribbons: American Campaign, Asiaatic-Pacific, Victory

Returned to US: Hawaii, Jun 1945; San Francisco, Jun 1945

Dischaarged: Placed on reserve, Dec 6, 1945

Rating: Lt

Months in Service: In US, 21; overseas, 29

Died: Jan 31, 19048, Traer, IA

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: James is buried in Buckingham Cem. Traer, IA as is his parents. Buckingham is online.


 

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