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James Cannon


Flight leader 353rd FS 354th FG 3 air kills
German ace Heinz Knoke and Cannon shot each other down on April 29, 1944.


Units served with

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 353rd Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
22 June 2017 05:28:22 fugari Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 14:58:41 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 4422

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:59 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 4422 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database