James B Stapleton

Military

Object Number - UPL 51431 - 1st Lt James B Stapleton, 334BS, 95BG

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 25 x combat missions.

7-Apr-43, B-17 42-3090 'Taint-a-bird' force landed near Clonakilty, County Cork Ireland. Crew was safe. RTD

B-17 42-3267 ditched in Bay of Biscay out of fuel 28-Jun-43. All on board returned. RTD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wilder Nell II
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 95th Bomb Group 326th Bomb Squadron 334th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell N Back
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Taint A Bird II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Taint A Bird
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 2 334th Bomb Squadron 359th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

San Diego, CA 2003-01-13

Enlisted

Chicago, IL 1942-03-11 Chicago, Illinois

Born

1920-03-01

Based

Horham Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promotion

Horham, UK Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Returned ZI

New York Returned to the United States, flying from Prestwick, Scotland to New York as a passenger.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey pp. 101, 169

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