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S/Sgt. James T. Lee


Born: 29 August 1920 - Berkeley, Illinois

Parents: Gregg & Mary Lee

Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers

Home:

    - 5721 Bohlander Avenue - Berkley, Illinois

Education:

    - Sunnyside Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

            - left high school after two years

Occupation: apprentice painter

Enlisted:

    - 23 December 1941

        - U.S. Army Air Corps

Serial Number: 16036606

Training: 

    - Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri

Unit: 522nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron,  27th Bombardment Group, 12th Army Air Force

Stationed:

    - Salon, France

        - 30 August 1944

Engagements:

    - flew almost 100 missions over France and Germany

Died:

    - 11 September 1944

        - aircraft accident over France

        - unit was being relocated to Loyettes, France

Note:  In October 1946, Fifty-sixth Avenue, in Berkley, was renamed  to Lee Avenue in honor of James Lee.

Buried:

    - 31 January 1949 - Camp Butler National Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois

        - Section:  C   Site:  528    


 

 

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