France, Victor James, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Edmond, Oklahoma
Last Address
RAF Debden (USAAF 156), Essex, England

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Rose Hill Burial Park - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
Royal Air Force (RAF)334th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Eagles4th Fighter Group
  1942-1942, Royal Air Force (RAF)
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 334th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Eagles
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Central OklahomaUniversity of Oklahoma
  1934-1935, University of Central Oklahoma
  1936-1940, University of Oklahoma
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Supermarine Spitfire  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1943, Supermarine Spitfire
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed while trying to attack an ME-109 when he went into a dive from which he could not recover.
He was credited with destroying 4.33 enemy aircraft in the air and another 4.33 on the ground.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_francevjweb_a.pdf



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53311118/victor-james-france 



https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/215693



http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_france_v_j.php


   
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