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James S Sutton


CO of the 92nd BG from 27 March 1942 to 01 May 1943;
Assigned to Composite Command in North Ireland 25 April 1943;
April 1944, he was made Depot Commander of 403rd Air Depot, and contracting officer for the Lockheed Overseas Corporation Contract until 30 June 1944; CO of the 306th BG from 23 Sept 1944 to 16 Apr 1945. He flew 6 missions as pilot in the 306th BG. Retired 30 Nov 1950.

AM Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC, Legion of Merit, American Defense, American Campaign, Presidential Unit Citation,


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...


Event Location Date
Born Oil City, Pennsylvania 2 February 1907
Died 26 October 1982
Buried Bahia Valley Memorial Park, Novato, California


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 21:20:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and awards

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. Award associations, minor edits to description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / First Over Germany pg. 280, 284, 288-89, 303, 307, 313, & 322;