November 18, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – June 20, 1942; 21 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 209 Liberty Square, East Norwalk
Enlisted August 13, 1940
Serial Number: 12007458
HQ SQUADRON, 24TH PURSUIT GROUP
He became a POW of the Japanese Army in the “Fall of The Philippines” in April-May, 1942. Survived the Bataan Death March. James died while a POW of the Japanese Army at POW Camp 1, Cabanatuan 1-2-3, Nueva Province, Luzon, Philippines 15-121 during the war. Typically buried in mass graves, recovery of remains would be near impossible.