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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1921 1
Texas 1
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SGT James Weldon Mellody, USAAF
SGT James Weldon Mellody, USAAF
Stateside training
Stateside training
Prisoner of War
Prisoner of War
24 June 1944: Mellody is marched through the streets following his capture, after his aircraft was shot down. Note the elderly Frenchman saluting him as he passes.
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B-26 Marauder
B-26 Marauder
Assigned to the 597th Bomb Sq, 397th BG. This aircraft, serial 42-96120, is a sister ship to the one on which Mellody was flying when he went down 24 June 1944 - serial 42-96121, nicknamed "Spare Parts."

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Person:
James W Mellody 1
Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Texas 1
Residence:
Place: Rockwall County, Texas 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
06 Oct 1942 1
Army Air Forces:
597th Bomb Sq, 397th BG 2
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
18178493 1
Enlistment Place:
Dallas Texas 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
General farmers 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Prisoner of War:
24 June 1944 - 8 May 1945 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0289 1
Film Reel Number: 3.11 1

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