James served as a Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-107012, 407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in New York prior to the war.
James was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by enemy aircraft, hit by flak, and crashed in Viglain, 19 miles South East of Orleans, France during the war.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in Solers, France and was later repatriated here on October 20, 1948.
Service # 32726843
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Airmen who perished on this flight:
Adams, George D, Jr ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, CA
Angelillo, James J ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Campbell, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, ND
Magnani, George F ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Powers, William J ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Wells, John E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, IA
Werneth, Harry W ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA
Airmen who became POW's from this flight:
Kitt, Murray ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Wilson, Joseph B ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, TX
Airman who evaded capture from this flight:
Regan, Joseph F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
SGT, 407 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II
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