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Edward M. James

Military

Lt. James joined the air corps on Oct. 16, 1941 as a private, was called up from college in June of 1943 for flight training, graduating with class 44A/Craig Field in Dec. '43., arrived in the ETO on May 16,1944, assigned to the 404th FG July 1, 1944. Lt. James flew 91 missions before pointing out & receiving his orders to go home April 23, 1945. Lt. James was awarded the DFC,13 Air Medals & the Purple Heart, as well as the French Croix de Guerre with palm, & the Belgium Croix de Guerre (fourgerre).

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  • 42-25704 My Mozelle, My Lady June

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 404th FG, 508th FS on May1,1944 as "7J-E", as the personal mount of then Capt. "Tibbo" Tibbets, "A" flight leader for the 508th FS. Reassigned Dec.6,1944 as "7J-Z" when assigned as the personal mount of 1St. Lt. Edward M. James. This ship...

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  • Winkton

    Military site : airfield
    Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...

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10 May 2017 20:54:12 tjms50 Changes to biography and awards
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08 December 2016 19:43:22 tjms50 Changes to biography
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25 November 2015 21:58:54 tjms50 Changes to biography
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19 August 2015 15:35:54 tjms50 Changes to biography and place associations
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11 June 2015 19:11:19 tjms50 Changes to middlename
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11 June 2015 18:09:50 tjms50 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank and role
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