Arlie Leroy Thompson

Military

Object Number - UPL 41148 - Sgt Arlie Leroy Thompson

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Erickson crew. 6 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) on mission to Bordeaux, France in B-17 42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Seriously wounded in abdomen by fighter attacks, he was put into his chute and assisted to bail out. Fellow crew members heard him say he would be able to open his parachute and it seems he was not able to. His body was found by the Germans. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1892.

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802102
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-000170
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36610483
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13135631
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20272732 at enlistment, then O-748006
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Slo-Time Sally
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Tyrone, PA 6 August 1921 Son of Howard T and Stella Jane [Witherow] Thompson.

Enlisted

Altoona, PA 5 October 1942 Altoona, Pennsylvania

Other

Killed In Action

Gourin, France 5 January 1944 Parachute probably didn't open - B-17 42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally" Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Plot C Row 15 Grave 47

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Bury St Edmunds 5 January 1944 Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

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