James G Curl

Military

Object Number - UPL 32183 - Major Jim Curl 57th FG

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

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter
Ground personnel of the 57th Fighter Group work on the engines of a P-47 Thunderbolt, with the insignia of the 64th Fighter Squadron on its nose.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Belaudah Airfield I & II
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Nanur Airport

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ohio, USA

Enlisted

Hattiesburg, MS, USA 1940-11-27 Camp Shelby
Franklin County, OH, USA

Other

Commander - 66th Fighter Squadron

95048 Scordia CT, Italy 1943-05-15 - 1943-08-18

Other

Commander - 2nd Fighter Squadron

Madna Airfield, Campomarino CB, Italy 1944-12-04 - 1945-03-18

Died

Fliegerhorst Neuburg, 86633 Neuburg an der Donau, Germany 1945-03-18 Shot Down by heavy flak while straffing a German aerodrome

Buried

Plot D Row 2 Grave 21 Lorraine American Cemetery

Other

Three Aerial Victories

Cape Bon, Tunisia 1943-04-18 2x Ju62 1x Bf109 Palm Sunday Massacre

Revisions

Date15 Mar 2018 03:41:57
Contributorfugari
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date15 Mar 2018 03:41:33
Contributorfugari
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date14 Dec 2016 22:59:40
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/536915#.WFHGVGcm4dk
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=curl&GSfn=James&Gā€¦;
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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