Dolan, James Melvin, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, AAF MOS 1055, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Service Years
1942 - 1951
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Sgt. D.L. Kimbrow ("Skip") to remember Dolan, James Melvin (Korea F-51), 1st Lt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland, Oregon
Last Address
Taegu AB, South Korea

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1951
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
14th Fighter Group45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 14th Fighter Group
  1951-1951, AAF MOS 1055, 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1951-1951, AAF MOS 1055, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1951-1951, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. James  Dolan was a veteran of World War II, flying a P-38 fighter with the 14th Fighter Group which fought in North Africa and Italy, 8th/15th Air Forces. (No other details at this time.)

In Korea, he was the pilot of a RF-51D Mustang fighter bomber (S/N 44-73453) with the 45th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 67th Fighter Bomber Wing.

On 19 March 1951, while on a combat mission five miles north of Kumhwa, North Korea in bad weather, his aircraft crashed into a hill and exploded.

He was interred in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, in Section G Site 1911. Comments/Citation
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Notes: Wondering if he actually flew with the 14th or the 82nd as he's listed on the roster for the 97th Fighter Squadron of the 82nd.? (Dolan, James M., 2nd Lt. #0-769761) RE: the 97th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group
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