USS Nashville CL-43

Photo Album

In June 1943, 2nd Lt. Thompson reported for duty aboard the USS Nashville as Junior Officer of the Marine Detachment. In 1944 he relieved Captain Bill Bonner as commanding officer of the detachment. He served in this role until VJ Day, 1945. The Nashville was General Douglas MacArthur's flagship, supporting his activities in the Pacific, including the Leyte landings in the Philippines. On December 13, 1944, the ship suffered a kamikaze attack.

USS Nashville CL-43 - My Story

My Story

In my own words - my tour aboard the USS Nashville (CL-43)

USS Nashville CL-43 - Video Timeline

Video Timeline

LtCol Thompson describes his tour aboard the USS Nashville - 1943-1945

USS Nashville CL-43 Photo Album

Photo Album

USS Nashville CL-43

USS Nashville CL-43 - Gen. MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur

Aboard the USS Nashville in 1944

USS Nashville CL-43 Reunions

Reunions

2013 and 2014

USS Nashville CL-43 Muster Rolls

Muster Rolls

USS Nashville - 1943-1945

USS Nashville CL-43 - Books

Books

USS Nashville CL-43

USS Nashville CL-43 - Kingfisher Ops

Kingfisher Seaplane Ops

July 26, 1945