James E Odom

Military

Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056.

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 409th Bomb Group 642nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20757119 / O-806071
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 409th Bomb Group 642nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Fort Bragg, NC, USA 25 July 1942 Fort Bragg NC, USA

Died

Liblar, 50374 Erftstadt, Germany 2 February 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056.
Lenoir County, NC, USA

Based

Little Walden 2 February 1945 Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF.

Born

South Carolina, USA

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery