James M Parker

James M Parker

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James M Parker,17th Bomb Group, 34th BS, B-25 Combat -MTO WWII

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James M Parker; Attended Lon Morris Junior College and Texas A&M College. Enlisted Houston, Texas on November 21, 1940. Graduated from Advanced Flying School as pilot, July, 1941. After Tokyo Raid, he served in North Africa as pilot in the 17th Bomb Group, the B-26's MEDIUM bombardment aircraft. Subsequently served in Europe in Army of Occupation. Separated from service, June, 25, 1947. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

James M. Parker, Jr. 0-421128, Major
Co-Pilot Crew 9

Pilot  1st Lt. Harold F. Watson;  0-397797

Co-Pilot; 2nd Lt. James M. Parker;  0-421128

Navigator;  2nd Lt. Thomas C. Griffin;  0-377848

Bombardier; Sgt/ Wayne M. Bissell;  6579237

Engineer/Gunner;  T/Sgt. Eldred V. Scott;  6530453

Born February 4, 1920, Houston, Texas
Died June 19, 1991

Inducted Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, Galveston, TX

Barbi Ennis Connolly, 319th Bomb Group Historian in the 57th Bomb Wing

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