File No 9355
Individual Casualty Questionnaire
Name of crew member: Bailey, James E.
Rank: 2nd Lt
Serial Number: 0-821931
Position: Crew (Bomber): Pilot
Did he bail out? No
If not, why not? the aircraft exploded while Bailey was still in his…
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: I told Bailey #1 eng was burning
Was he injured? No
Where was he last seen? in his seat
Any hearsay information: Dead body was identified on the ground by W.G. Lloyd Boling, Sgt.
The bodies of the eight dead crew members were identified by Sgt Boling
Source: the waist gunner
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: When the ship exploded he was probably blown out without his chute, this information is the same for all eight killed
Total number of missions of above crew member: 15
Dates and destinations if possible: same as mine except 1 and 2 in Sept of 44
Missing Air Crew Report Number 9355, National Archives, College Park, MD.