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Augustus Burdett Thompson

Military

TSgt. Augustus B. Thompson was a B-24 Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner assigned to the B-24D, Celhalopdos, 41-23675, in the 330th Bomb Squadron, the 93rd Bomb Group, as part of the 8th Air Force, USAAF. He was Killed in Action (KIA) with his pilot Lt. Charles T. Moore and all crewmen, while temporarily assigned (TDY) to 9th Air Force, in North Africa, on a mission out of Gambia, Libya, in the B-24D, 41-23675, Celhalopdos. The plane was on it's way to it's target at Naples, Italy. It was lost (MIA) and went down over Naples. 10 MIA. 15 Feb 43. MACR 16372

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Moore

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Charles T. Moore was a B-24 command pilot of the B-24, Celhopdos. He was Killed in Action (KIA), while temporarily assigned to the 9th Air Force on a flight out of Gambia, Libya, to his target at Naples, Italy, in the B-24D, 41-23675, Celhalopdos....

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23675 - Celhalopdos

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23675, named, Celhalopdos, flown by Lt. Charles. T. Moore, was in the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bomb Squadron. The Aircraft was lost on a mission over Naples, Italy. 10 KIA. 15 Feb 1943. MACR 16372

Events

Event Location Date
Born Elbert, TX 27 October 1913

R B and Lala Leola [Stewart] Thomson.

Enlisted Fort Sam Houston, TX 5 September 1941

Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Based 1943 – 15 February 1943

Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in Action Naples, Italy 15 February 1943

Flew out of Gambia, Libya to target Naples in B-24 41-23675 Celhalopdos. Went down over Naples, Italy. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

Buried Elbert Cemetery Elbert, Throckmorton County, TX 1948

Memorialised
Elbert Cemetery
Elbert, Throckmorton County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2021 10:21:54 Kickapoo Changes to biography
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Best Web - B-24 - Celhalopdos

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2021 10:19:44 Kickapoo Changes to biography
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Best Web - B-24 - Celhalopdos

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2021 10:11:15 Kickapoo Changes to role and biography
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Best Web - B-24 - Celhalodopdos

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2021 13:18:38 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey, p.76 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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