Richard Boling Thompson was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
Died non Battle February 19, 1945
He was initially buried at Barrackpore Cemetery in India
Buried at Honolulu, HI Memorial, B, 1377
The Journal Herald, Dayton, Ohio, 27 February 1945
Pfc. Richard B. Thompson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dillard H. Thompson, 411 Delaware avenue, died of infantile paralysis in Calcutta, India, the war department informed his parents. Private Thompson was with a photography unit of the Twentieth air force and had been in India only six weeks. He received training at Keesler Field, La., before going overseas. Thompson was graduated from Colonel White School and attended printing and photography school in Rogersville, Tenn., before joining the Army two years ago. Surviving are his parents and a sister, Ann, at home.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 27 January 1925
- Date of death: 19 February 1945
- County: Hawkins
- Hometown: Pressmen's Home
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 10th Photographic Technical Squadron
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Middle Panel
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