James Edwin Thomason
Vocational Agricultural Education
Alpha Tau Alpha; Track; Dairy Club; FFA; Company G, Second Battalion, Second Regiment.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thomason
Army Air Force, Private
Feb 1, 1917
Mar 13, 1943
DNB - Died in a training accident at Williams Field, Arizona, about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. While working underneath an AT-17 (SN# 42-158) training aircraft, Thomason inadvertently removed the nuts and bolts from the landing gear retracting screw bracket before provided jacks or other means of support for the aircraft. The aircraft collapsed onto Thomason, killing him instantly.
Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC