Coleman, James, 2nd Lt

Deceased
 
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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
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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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

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Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tuskegee Airmen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - 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.
   
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http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56307557
   
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 1944-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
   
Personal Memories
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 P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Curtiss P-40N / Kittyhawk IV
Length 33.46 ft | 10.20 m
Width 37.47 ft | 11.42 m
Height 12.37 ft | 3.77 m
Engine(s) 1 x Allison V-1710--81 inline piston engine generating 1,360hp.
Empty Weight 6,005 lbs | 2,724 kg
MTOW 8,858 lbs | 4,018 kg
Max Speed 378 mph | 609 km/h | 329 kts
Max Range 240 miles | 386 km
Ceiling 38,156 ft | 11,630 m | 7.2 miles
Climb Rate 2,142.86 ft/min (653 m/min)
Hardpoints 1
Armament 6 x 12.7mm machine guns
1 x 500lb bomb under fuselage
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* Model 75I - Prototype Base Model derived from XP-37A airframe fitted with Allison 1,150hp V-1710-11 inline engine.
* P-40 - United States Army Air Corps production version fitted with V-1710-33 powerplant.
* Hawk 81-A1 - Export model for French use.
* P-40B - Improved model featuring improved armor and armament with seal-sealing fuel tanks.
* P-40C - Additional 2 x 12.7mm machine guns added to wings; improved seal-sealing fuel tanks.
* P-40D - Fitted with V-1710-39 generating 1,150hp; increase performance at high altitude; improved supercharger.
* P-40E - Only 4 x 12.7mm machine guns in wings.
* P-40F - Improved supercharger.
* P-40L - Similar to the P-40F with improved supercharger and 1,300hp Packard V-1650-1 (license-built 1,300hp Rolls-Royce Merlin) powerplant.
* P-40K - Based on the P-40E model with V-1710-33 powerplant.
* P-40M - Fitted with V-1710-71 powerplant.
* P-40N - Fitted with V-1710-81 OR V1710-99 OR V1710-115 powerplants; improved performance capabilities; decreased overall weight.

   
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Last Updated: May 4, 2013
   
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  161 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Bracewell, Noel, SSgt, (1941-1945)
  • Glommen, Martell
  • Jefferson, Alexander, Lt Col, (1942-1969)
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