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This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime.  
 
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime.  
 
The list is in chronological order.
 
The list is in chronological order.
<ol>Buckley Class Type TE Destroyer Escort<br/>
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<ol>Buckley Class Destroyer Escort<br/>
Keel Laid June 5 1943 - Launched August 23 1943<br/><br/>
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Keel Laid 5 June 1943 - Launched 23 August 1943<br/><br/>
 
<li>'''USS THOMASON DE-203'''<br/>
 
<li>'''USS THOMASON DE-203'''<br/>
Commissioned December 10 1943 - Decommissioned May 22 1946<br/><br/>
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Commissioned 10 December 1943 - Decommissioned 22 May 1946<br/><br/>
Struck from Naval Register June 30 1968<br/>  
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Struck from Naval Register 30 June 1968<br/>  
Sold June 30 1969 to the National Metal & Steel Corp. Terminal Island for scrap
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Sold 30 June 1969 for scrap
 
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range for covers on that page.
 
range for covers on that page.
 
<ol>
 
<ol>
<li>[[USS THOMASON DE-203_Covers_Page_1 | Covers Page 1]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(1943-46)</li>
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<li>[[USS THOMASON DE-203_Covers_Page_1 | USS Thomason DE-203 Covers Page 1]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(1943-1946)</li>
 
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Postmark Type<br/>---<br/>Killer Bar Text
 
Postmark Type<br/>---<br/>Killer Bar Text
 
</th><th align="center" valign="center" width="100">
 
</th><th align="center" valign="center" width="100">
Date From<br/>to<br/>Date To</th>
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Postmark<br/>Date</th>
<th align="center" width="350">Thumbnail Link To<br/>Postmark Image</th>
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<th align="center" width="350">Thumbnail Link<br/>To<br/>Postmark Image</th>
<th align="center" width="120">Thumbnail Link To<br/>Cover Image</th>
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<th align="center" width="120">Thumbnail Link<br/>To<br/>Cover Image</th>
 
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<br/>&nbsp;<br/><table width="95%" border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
 
<br/>&nbsp;<br/><table width="95%" border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
 
<tr><td align="center" valign="center" width="140">
 
<tr><td align="center" valign="center" width="140">
Locy Type<br/>2z
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Locy Type 2z
 
</td><td align="center" valign="center" width="100">
 
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1946-01-21
 
1946-01-21
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Locy Type SL
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1946-01-21
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Thomason_DE203_19460121_1_SL.jpg|thumb|center|300px]]
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[[Image:GregCiesielski_Thomason_DE203_19460121_1_Front.jpg|thumb|center|100px]]
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Straight Line Marking. From the Bob Govern collection.
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<h3>Other Information</h3>
 
<h3>Other Information</h3>
THOMASON received three battle stars for World War II service<br/><br/>
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USS THOMASON earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon during her Naval career.<br/><br/>
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...<br/>
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'''NAMESAKE''' - Sergeant Clyde A. Thomason, USMCR (23 May 1914 - 17 August 1942)<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon<br/><br/>
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Thomason enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 28 December 1934. He served in China and on board [[AUGUSTA CA 31|USS AUGUSTA CA-31]] before being discharged on 23 December 1940. Sergeant Thomason reenlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve on 8 January 1942 and joined "A" Company, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, the following month. Sergeant Thomason was killed in action at Makin Island on 17 August 1942 when the battalion raided that island. He was posthumously awarded the '''Medal of Honor'''.<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;His citation reads in part: "Leading the advance element of the assault echelon, Sergeant Thomason disposed his men with keen judgment and discrimination and by his exemplary leadership and great personal valor, exhorted them to like fearless efforts. On one occasion, he dauntlessly walked up to a house which concealed an enemy Japanese sniper, forced in the door and shot the man before he could resist. Later in the action, while leading an assault on an enemy position, he gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country. His courage and loyal devotion to duty in the face of grave peril were in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service."<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sgt. Thomason earned the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the China Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ one bronze service star and the World War II Victory Medal for his service in the United States Marine Corps.<br/><br/>
'''NAMESAKE''' - Clyde A. Thomason USMCR (May 23 1914 - August 17 1942)<br/>
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The ships sponsor was Miss Sara Jeanette Thomason, sister of Sergeant Thomason.
Thomason enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 28 1934. He served in China and on board [[AUGUSTA CA 31|USS AUGUSTA CA-31]] before being discharged on December 23 1940. Sergeant Thomason reenlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve on January 8 1942 and joined "A" Company, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, the following month. Sergeant Thomason was killed in action at Makin Island on August 17 1942 when the battalion raided that island. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His citation reads in part: "Leading the advance element of the assault echelon, Sergeant Thomason disposed his men with keen judgment and discrimination and by his exemplary leadership and great personal valor, exhorted them to like fearless efforts. On one occasion, he dauntlessly walked up to a, house which concealed an enemy Japanese sniper, forced in the door and shot the man before he could resist. Later in the action, while leading an assault on an enemy position, he gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country. His courage and loyal devotion to duty in the face of grave peril were in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:29, 15 January 2020


Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Buckley Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid 5 June 1943 - Launched 23 August 1943

  1. USS THOMASON DE-203
    Commissioned 10 December 1943 - Decommissioned 22 May 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 30 June 1968
    Sold 30 June 1969 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Thomason DE-203 Covers Page 1    (1943-1946)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type 2z

1946-01-21

JonBurdett thomason de203 19460121 pm.jpg
JonBurdett thomason de203 19460121.jpg

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Locy Type SL

1946-01-21

GregCiesielski Thomason DE203 19460121 1 SL.jpg
GregCiesielski Thomason DE203 19460121 1 Front.jpg

Straight Line Marking. From the Bob Govern collection.

 

Other Information

USS THOMASON earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Sergeant Clyde A. Thomason, USMCR (23 May 1914 - 17 August 1942)
         Thomason enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 28 December 1934. He served in China and on board USS AUGUSTA CA-31 before being discharged on 23 December 1940. Sergeant Thomason reenlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve on 8 January 1942 and joined "A" Company, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, the following month. Sergeant Thomason was killed in action at Makin Island on 17 August 1942 when the battalion raided that island. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
        His citation reads in part: "Leading the advance element of the assault echelon, Sergeant Thomason disposed his men with keen judgment and discrimination and by his exemplary leadership and great personal valor, exhorted them to like fearless efforts. On one occasion, he dauntlessly walked up to a house which concealed an enemy Japanese sniper, forced in the door and shot the man before he could resist. Later in the action, while leading an assault on an enemy position, he gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country. His courage and loyal devotion to duty in the face of grave peril were in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
        Sgt. Thomason earned the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the China Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ one bronze service star and the World War II Victory Medal for his service in the United States Marine Corps.

The ships sponsor was Miss Sara Jeanette Thomason, sister of Sergeant Thomason.

 


 

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