McCullin, James Lawrence, Jr., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last AFSC Group
WW2 Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, M 1055, 324th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Louis, Missouri
Last Address
Fardjouna Airfield, Tunisia

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
North Africa American Cemetery - Tunis, Tunisia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Tuskegee Airmen Fallen 66World War II Fallen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen Fallen 66 [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School99th Fighter Squadron33rd Fighter Group324th Fighter Group
  1942-1942, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1943, M 1055, 99th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1943, M 1055, 33rd Fighter Group
  1943-1943, M 1055, 324th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1942-1942, PT-17 Kaydet
  1942-1942, BT-13 Valiant
  1942-1942, AT-6 Texan
  1942-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On Jul 2, 1943 he was escorting B-25's on a mission to Sicily. Unfortunately he and a fellow pilot failed to return to base. It was supposed they were shot down by enemy fighters over Sicily but no crash sites were found. They were the first Tuskegee Airmen killed in action. He was officially declared dead Jul 3, 1944. His remains were not recovered; he is memorialized in Tunisia and at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, Section MB Site 77.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Setting+the+record  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/military/article_4fd09182-5ed7-11df-9595-0017a4a78c22.html
http://www.abmc.gov/node/536461#.V3e6cFeBe0g
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56251516
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46714556
 
   
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