Sims, Jack A., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-25
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1968, US Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1947


First Lieutenant

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Last Address
Naples, Florida

Date of Passing
Jun 09, 2007
Location of Interment
Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery - North Naples, Florida
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Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
Tail #40-2297 Take Off Order 14 - Target:Yokohama

Jack Sims was one of the 80 airmen who, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, disembarked from the U.S.S. Hornet in the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II. Following the raid, in August 1942 he was assigned to a B-26 unit flying combat missions in North Africa where he continued his service until he was shot down over Salerno, Italy on his 40th mission.

Pilot Maj.  John A. Jack Hilger  Sherman, TX   Feb 03, 1982   
 Co-Pilot Lt.  Jack A. Sims  Kalamazoo, MI  

June 9, 2007

 Nav/Bomb. Lt.  James Herbert Herb Macia, Jr.  Tombstone, AZ  

Dec 20, 2009

 Engineer Sgt  Jacob Eirman  Baltimore, MD   Jan 16, 1994   
 Gunner Sgt  Edwin V. Bain  Greensboro, NC


 Jul 19, 1943

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Jack A. Sims (ASN: 0-421340), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Co-Pilot of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Sims with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

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AAF Senior Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments
China-Burma-India (CBI)USAAF 12th Army Air ForceUS Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1082, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1091, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1947-1968, US Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
  1942-1945 WWII - China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
 Colleges Attended 
Western Michigan UniversityUniversity of Chicago
  1937-1940, Western Michigan University
  1946-1949, University of Chicago
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