|Birth: ||May 9, 1922|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 22, 2012|
New York, USA
Following is an edited obituary extract from several different sources:
James Allen Sinclair, of Suffern, NY passed away May 22, 2012 at the age of 90. Born May 9, 1922 in Sloatsburg, NY to Edward and Anna Sinclair. He was a lifelong Suffern resident and an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church.
Jim was a graduate of Regis High School and Manhattan College, he served his country during World War II as a B-17 co-pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was stationed in Kimbolton, England, and completed 30 missions over France and Germany, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Jim was employed for many years as a market analyst for Ford, Bacon, and Davis Inc. in NYC, and later worked for the Rockland County Department of Consumer Protection. He was an active member of the American Legion and VFW and while his health allowed, also volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Joyce Kilmer Council #1177.
Friends and family will remember that Jim seemingly had a song for every name and every occasion. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth; five children; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother and wife, and many nieces and nephews.
A PERSONAL NOTE: Lieutenant Sinclair was the Co-Pilot of the B-17 on which my brother, Eugene Oxford, was the Bombardier. The aircrew trained together in the U.S. and then ferried a B-17 to the U.K. in March 1944. They were assigned to the 524th Bomb Sq, 379th Bomb Gp, 8th Air Force at Kimbolton, England. His crew flew the required thirty bombing missions over enemy territory in less than ten weeks (13 Apr 1944 to 21 Jun 1944). The heroism of our "Finest Generation" cannot be overstated.
FINIS: I first made contact with Jim in 2007 when I began a search for the aircrew members that flew with my brother in WWII. Jim was one of three still living and, in talking with him, I learned so much about those harrowing wartime experiences that they endured. He was an emmense help in my locating the other members and we would periodically call each other just to talk. Jim was a true gentleman, a bonified patriot and my friend. I will miss our conversations.
Edward M. J. Sinclair (1887 - 1960)
Anna Veronica Callaghan Sinclair (1887 - 1967)
Elizabeth Crowe Sinclair (1922 - 2014)*
New York, USA
Plot: Section 4, Plot 393, Grave 5
Created by: David Oxford
Record added: Aug 08, 2012
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