Ray E. Thompson

World War II
Service #19005820
Unit64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Oregon
Date of DeathMay 7 1944
Walls of the Missing

Staff Sgt. Thompson was killed in an aircraft accident on May 7, 1945. Initially, he was listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of Feb. 15, 1946. Following the war, the wreckage was located and his remains were recovered. He is interred in a group burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.