Tyler, James Otey, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, Air Ace
Service Years
1942 - 1969
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Noel, Virginia
Last Address
Petersburg, Virginia

Date of Passing
Dec 09, 2006
 
Location of Interment
Waverly Cemetery - Waverly, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 2 enemy aircraft in aerial combat while flying Spitfires, and then downed 6 more plus 1 damaged while flying P-51's for a total of 8 aerial victories in WWII.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: James O. Tyler, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the NINTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

Service: Army Air Forces

Company: 4th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 52d Fighter Group

Division: 9th Air Force

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=760
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_052.php
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=128681484
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=50298
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2d_Fighter_Squadron#Aircraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25th_Fighter_Squadron#Aircraft_Operated.5B2.5D
   
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 Unit Assignments
4th Fighter Squadron - Fightin' Fujins52nd Fighter GroupUS Air Force
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Squadron - Fightin' Fujins
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 52nd Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, Air Ace
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  Supermarine Spitfire  P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-94 Starfire  
F-84 Thunderjet  F-86 Sabre  
  1942-1942, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1944, Supermarine Spitfire
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1951-1954, F-94 Starfire
  1953-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
  1953-1954, F-86 Sabre
  1957-1958, F-86 Sabre
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