Connally, James Thomas, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1945-1945, M 1060, 20th Air Force
Service Years
1932 - 1945
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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1910
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McGregor, Texas
Last Address
North Field, Tinian, Mariana Islands

Casualty Date
May 29, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 82 Site 75

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School19th Bombardment Group, Heavy9th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy20th Air Force
  1932-1933, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1942, M 1091, 19th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, M 1060, 9th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1945-1945, M 1060, 20th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Asian-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1945-1945 Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M University
  1928-1932, Texas A&M University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  B-29 Superfortress  
  1941-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when the B-29 in which he was flying as an observer exploded after being hit by enemy flak while on a bombing mission to Yokohama, Japan.
The former Waco Army Air Field, Waco, TX later became James Connally AFB in his honor. It was first named Connally AFB but later evolved into including his first name as well.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://james-connally.org/2007/07/07/col-james-t-connally-history/
   
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