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James Whittier Stetler



Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • El Kabrit

    Military site : airfield

  • Sfax

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Williamsport, PA 29 September 1920
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 18 December 1941
Died Sfax, Tunisia 25 April 1943

KIA when his a/c collided with another 340th BG a/c over the field at Sfax. Both B-25 crashed to the ground killing both crews.

Buried 18 June 1948

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
PLOT Sec: 12, Site: 3553