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James William Riggins



Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 381st Service Squadron


  • EN894

    Supermarine Spitfire EN894 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

Associated Place

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...


Event Location Date
Born Pike County, GA 1 March 1911

Son of Rueben and Pearl [Huckaby] Riggins.

Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 19 March 1942

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia

Died 24 May 1984
Buried Woodbury Cemetery Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA 27 May 1984

Woodbury Cemetery
Woodbury, Meriwether County, Georgia


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2021 12:49:50 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:01 AAM AAM ingest

7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia