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James G Curl

Military

CO 66th FS 57th FG and 2nd FS 52nd FG
Awarded British DSO by Air Marshal Sir William Sholto Douglas
KIA March 18, 1945 MACR 13066

Service

Units served with

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 2nd Fighter Squadron
  • 66th Fighter Squadron

    66th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 1918
Lived in Franklin County, OH, USA 1940
Enlisted Hattiesburg, MS, USA 27 November 1940

Camp Shelby

Three Aerial Victories Cape Bon, Tunisia 18 April 1943

2x Ju62
1x Bf109

Palm Sunday Massacre

Commander - 66th Fighter Squadron 95048 Scordia CT, Italy 15 May 1943 – 18 August 1943
Commander - 2nd Fighter Squadron Madna Airfield, Campomarino CB, Italy 4 December 1944 – 18 March 1945
Died Fliegerhorst Neuburg, 86633 Neuburg an der Donau, Germany 18 March 1945

Shot Down by heavy flak while straffing a German aerodrome

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial June 1945

Plot D Row 2 Grave 21
Lorraine American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2018 03:41:57 fugari Changes to role
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2018 03:41:33 fugari Changes to nickname, biography, awards and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 22:59:40 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/536915#.WFHGVGcm4dk
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=curl&GSfn=James&GS...
http://57thfightergroup.org/pictures/gurl/7.html
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1920103
"57th Fighter Group" - Carl Molesworth (cover and cover description) also page 120
"Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs" - Tom Ivie & Paul Ludwig - pages 160 & Appendix 2

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