Staff Sergeant James Ephraim Briggs, son of Ephraim and Mabel (Hanson) Briggs of Houlton, Aroostook, Maine.
Cenotaph in family plot can be found at
Find A Grave Memorial# 42539732 and reads Killed in Action in the South Pacific
26th Bomber Squadron 11th Bomber Group
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Silver Star Medal
Find A Grave contributor patootie (#47974602) adds:
Was a B-17 gunner, assigned to 11th BG 26th BSKIA on 4 Aug 1942, flying aboard 41-9218
Entered the service from Massachusetts.