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James W Lemley


Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Korean medal.


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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Shelby County, AL, USA 10 November 1918
Enlisted Montgomery, AL, USA 16 December 1940
Lived in Aldrich, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Bushnell, FL 33513, USA May 1998

Florida National Cemetery
Sumter County
Florida, USA

Died Sumter County, FL, USA 10 May 1998


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2017 13:42:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 22:25:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations