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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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland, Oregon
Last Address
Taegu AB, South Korea

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

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
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/Links:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=dolan&GSfn=james&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1951&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=588817&df=all& (grave site)

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
http://usaaf.com/8thaf/fighter/14fg.HTM
http://www.8thafhs.org/fighter/14fg.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Fighter_Group#World_War_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/67th_Tactical_Reconnaissance_Wing#Korean_War
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/pmkor/korwald_alpha_d.htm
http://www.15thaf.org/XV%20FC/305th%20FW/14th%20FG/index.htm

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) http://www.82ndfightergroup.com/97roster.htm#d RE: the 97th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group
   
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