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2Lt James R Bailey

2Lt James R Bailey

Birth
Death 22 Dec 1944
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56750965 · View Source
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James served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24J #44-41184, 65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

B-24J #44-41184 took off from Tacloban Strip, Leyte, Philippines on a courier mission to Owi Island, Schouten Islands, Indonesia. After takeoff this B-24 was never seen or heard from again. The entire crew was lost.

James was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded an Air Medal.

Service # O-819033

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41184:

Bailey, James R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Engert, Frederick E ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, NY
Fox, Jack E ~ FO, Navigator, CA
Gearhart, Samuel E, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, AR
Kunz, Robert G ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NY
Quin, Harvey F ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Winn, William R ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, WA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56750965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt James R Bailey (unknown–22 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56750965, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .