Coleman, James, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1943 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Coleman, James, 2nd Lt.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit, Michigan
Last Address
Cattolica Airfield, Italy

Date of Passing
Jun 15, 1945
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot H Row 3 Grave 48
Military Service Number
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tuskegee Airmen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was born in Texarkana, TX and later his family moved to Detroit. He crashed and was killed while practicing dive-bombing after VE Day.
Other Comments:

 1944-1944, AT-6 Texan
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To Year
Personal Memories
Not Specified
 AT-6 Texan Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
General characteristics

* Crew: two (student and instructor)
* Length: 29 ft (8.84 m)
* Wingspan: 42 ft (12.81 m)
* Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)
* Wing area: 253.7 ft (23.6 m)
* Empty weight: 4,158 lb (1,886 kg)
* Loaded weight: 5,617 lb (2,548 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)


* Maximum speed: 208 mph at 5,000 ft (335 km/h at 1,500 m)
* Cruise speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
* Range: 730 miles (1,175 km)
* Service ceiling 24,200 ft (7,400 m)
* Rate of climb: ft/min (m/s)
* Wing loading: lb/ft (kg/m)
* Power/mass: hp/lb (kW/kg)


* Provision for up to 3 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun

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Last Updated: May 4, 2013
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