|Unit||67 FTR BOMB SQ 18 FTR BOMB GP|
|Rank||Captain U.S. Air Force|
|Date of Death||June 11 1951|
|Status||Missing In Action|
Courts of the Missing
Distinguished Flying Cross
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
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.
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.