John Franklin Thompson

John Franklin Thompson

Korean War
Service #AO-789960
RankCaptain U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathJune 11 1951
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized
Courts of the Missing
Court
8
Air Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
For his leadership and valor, Captain Thompson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Notes
Captain Thompson was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 18th Fighter Bomber Group. On June 11, 1951, while on a combat mission, his aircraft crashed 8 miles northwest of Kaesong (Two miles south of Choun-ni, South Korea). His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.