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James A Logan

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Lens on 2 Jul 1944 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'.

Excerpt from citation accompanying the Distinguished Flying Cross:
Near the target his aircraft was severely damaged and set on fire by anti-aircraft fire, causing it to veer sharply toward other aircraft in the formation, in a moment of great peril to himself and his crew, Lieutenant Logan, remained at the controls and skillfully maneuvered the burning aircraft out of the formation in order to prevent damage to other aircraft and injury to his fellow airmen.

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 2 January 1942
Died 2 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2015 21:02:31 mtiernan Changes to biography and events
Sources

Nephew Michael Tiernan, Massachusetts, 2015

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2015 20:36:34 mtiernan Changes to place associations
Sources

Nephew Michael Tiernan, Massachusetts, 2015

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2015 20:30:58 mtiernan Changes to nickname, service number, awards and events
Sources

Nephew Michael Tiernan, Massachusetts, 2015

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6770 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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