1LT James A “Jimmy” Logan

1LT James A “Jimmy” Logan

Birth
Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Jul 1944 (aged 23)
Belloy-sur-Somme, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Burial Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 80655640 · View Source
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On May 24, 1959 the Post dedicated a bronze bust of Lt. James A. Logan which [was] mounted at the entrance to Post Quarters. The inscription on the bronze plaque reads as follows:

JAMES A. LOGAN
FIRST LIEUTENANT AIR CORPS
ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
BORN 22 APRIL, 1921
KILLED IN ACTION
OVER BELLOY-SUR-SOMME, FRANCE
2 JULY, 1944
CITATIONS
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
AIR MEDAL PURPLE HEART

Excerpt from citation accompanying the Distinguished Flying Cross, certified by the President of the United States, and authorized by an Act of Congress, Award posthumously 14 March, 1949; "Distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement as pilot of a B-24; type aircraft on an operational mission to Belloy-Sur-Somme, France."

Near the target his aircraft was severely damaged and set on fire by anti-aircraft fire, causing it to veer sharply toward other aircraft in the formation, in a moment of great peril to himself and his crew, Lieutenant Logan, remained at the controls and skillfully maneuvered the burning aircraft out of the formation in order to prevent damage to other aircraft and injury to his fellow airmen. He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings. Freedom lives and through it, lives in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men.

Dedicated by Lt. James A. Logan Post, V.F.W. No. 6800, May 24, 1959.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT James A “Jimmy” Logan (26 Apr 1921–2 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80655640, citing Veterans Cemetery, Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Michael Tiernan (contributor 47193265) .