McLamb, James G., Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AAF MOS 611, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1943
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
418th Bomb Squadron
Thorpe-Abbots, United Kingdom

Casualty Date
Dec 22, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
North Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Aerial Gunner Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)100th Bombardment Group, Heavy418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1943, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 611, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 611, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1943-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
James G. McLamb was supposedly born in North Carolina in 1920, according to NARA enlistment records. His parentage is hard to discern as several people who fit the criteria have been found, but with no other records or sources to examine, family connections are not known.

What is known is that McLamb was drafted, and inducted into military service, on January 30, 1943 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His enlistment file contains the fact that he had completed 4 years of high school, and was employed as a salesman. It also contains the notation he was married.

He was assigned to the Army Air Forces, and trained as an aerial gunner. He was then sent for crew training with a crew headed by Lt Goupill. This crew deployed to England, arriving there on November 25, 1943. They were dispatched on two combat missions.

On Dec 22, 1943, the crew flew as a spare on a bombing raid of Munster, Germany. It is not known which Bomb Group or Bomb Squadron they were supporting. The aircraft merely disappeared, and no circumstances of its loss is known. One crewman's body was recovered, and it is presumed the aircraft crashed into the North Sea.

All of the crew members except the recovered one are listed on the Walls of the Missing in the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England.
NARA Enlistment Records


Sgt James G. McLamb was acting as a waist gunner on B-17G # 42-31071, named "Dorhelcia," assigned to the 418th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 1705 was issued for this loss, but contains no details of the loss. Crew rosters show the crew as:

2 Lt Thomas F. Goupill, Jr.  p
2 Lt Tenvil H. Jackson  c-p
2 Lt Gus J. Mink  nav
2 Lt Ralph Barker, Jr.  bomb
SSgt Charles R. Gallagher  eng/tt gun
SSgt Robert E. Ramsay  r/o
Sgt  George J. Brassell  btg
Sgt Edward R. Csech  wg
Sgt  James G. McLamb  wg
Sgt  Fred Thompson  tail gun

Ranks and grades as of mission date.

Sgt Brassell (Atchison crew) was replacing Sgt Russell L. Abel (original crew) for this mission.

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