James served as a Staff Sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Queens County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on August 7, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a motion picture projectionist and also as Single, without dependents.
James became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on October 10, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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