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James Gordon Bartley


Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Korea and UN medals.

Post war: Army of Occupation 1945-1947. Remained in USAF until 1967, serving in Korea and Vietnam and retiring at the rank of Lt Colonel. Following retirement from USAF, he worked in Fairfield in both real estate and insurance sales. Relocating in 1970 with his wife to Novato, Marin County, opening Bartley & Bartley Insurance Services there, which he owned and ran for 30 years.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter 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


  • 44-14095 'Little Midget' 'My Little Angel'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt James G Bartley. Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Flown by Lt Anthony M Klasinski 3rd Scouting Force on 3-Feb-45.

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...


Event Location Date
Born Harrah, OK, USA 13 February 1924

Son of Gordon Bennet and Nettie I.T. [Donnell] Bartley.

Lived in Akron, OH, USA 1941
Enlisted Cleveland, OH, USA 9 November 1942
Based Raydon 25 January 1945 – 19 September 1945

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

Promotion Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 28 April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK 19 September 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Died San Francisco, CA, USA 11 March 2010
Buried Dixon, CA 95620, USA 28 March 2010

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Solano County
California, USA.


Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 16:54:20 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2016 18:41:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:25 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list