John Thompson

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Record 268/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of John Thompson.
Year Range from 1939
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of John Thompson. He is wearing a Navy jumper with 1st Class Gunners mate patch and a blue cap.
John Thompson was from Wayne, Nebraska. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1939 and was present at Pearl harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese. His ship was in Bremerton, Washington for repairs when he met June Rajsky from Oshkosh, WI. She was working in the shipyard there and the couple were married on April 1, 1943. They had a daughter named Carol Sue Thompson. June and Carol returned to Oshkosh. when John returned to active duty. He was killed in action in June 1944 during a sea battle when a shell exploded on his gun mount. He was buried at sea.
Object ID P2005.20.90
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Thompson, John
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Navy
Pearl Harbor
Pacific Theater of Operations
Title John Thompson
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