SGT James Talmadge Fikes

SGT James Talmadge Fikes

Brent, Bibb County, Alabama, USA
Death 24 Apr 1944 (aged 20)
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot I, 64
Memorial ID 3298934 · View Source
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James served as a Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24H #41-29556, 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 28, 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the mechanical treatment of metals and also as Single, without dependents.

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on April 15, 1944.

James was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was downed by German Flak over the Marshaling Yards, Ploesti, Romania during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Belgium and was later repatriated here on March 23, 1950.

Service # 34587520


Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29556:

Fikes, James T ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, Alabama
Parris, Virgil W ~ Sgt, Gunner, Oklahoma
Smith, Paul E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Missouri
Tatom, Clyde W, Jr ~ Sgt, Engineer, Arkansas
Wiltbank, Robert J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Pennsylvania
Zemanek, Richard H ~ Sgt, Gunner, New York

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


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  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
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