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James Alexander Littlefield




  • Edwin Kenyon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

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  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron


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Born Alcorn, Mississippi 17 October 1920
Lived in Abilene, Texas 16 February 1942

Worked for the Coleman Air School

340th BG Combat Tour Alesani Airfield, Corsica 21 May 1944 – 30 December 1944

Flew 66 combat missions

Combat Mission/Crash Landed Alesani Airfield, Corsica 10 June 1944

I was given the DFC for getting back from my 10th mission on one engine and we ran out of fuel, brakes shot out and my good engine quit 1/4 of the way down the runway. We crashed, but no one was hurt badly. Everyone else got the Purple Heart. [Your father’s album had] one of the pictures of 7D [after the landing].

Died Lubbock, Texas 19 October 2012

With great sadness, James A. Littlefield, 92, of Lubbock passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. James was born on October 17, 1920. He was a loving husband to Faye Williams Littlefield (deceased) and wonderful father to Mike Littlefield. He was the most cherished grandfather to Amy Littlefield Cope, Joseph Cope, Alisa Littlefield Mitchell and Steven Mitchell., and great-grandfather to Trystan Tingberg, Alexis Tingberg, Tucker Cope, Andrew Mitchell, Brynn Mitchell and Lucas Mitchell.
He was very proud of his admirable service as a Captain in the United States Air Force and served distinguishably in World War II. He dedicated 34 years of his life to Lubbock National Bank.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.
The family politely requests casual dress for the service.

Buried Lubbock, Texas 22 October 2012

Resthaven Memorial Park
Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
PLOT Section: R-293-1


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