James E. Bailey – Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

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.

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