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James F Cross

Military

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission, crashed near Altenau in P-51D 'Stasia' 44-15388 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10471

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Shelby County, TN 1941
Based Raydon 20 August 1944 – 27 November 1944

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Raydon UK 17 November 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Madgeburg, Germany 27 November 1944 – 27 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission, crashed near Altenau in P-51D 'Stasia' 44-15388 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10471

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 10:53:38 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10471 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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