Macia, James Herbert, Jr., LTC

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Lieutenant Colonel
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Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-26
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1973, US Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1946


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Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Tombstone, Arizona
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Dec 20, 2009
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
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Last Known Activity
Tail #40-2297 Take Off Order 14 - Target:Yokohama

James Macia 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 that raid, he served two combat tours flying 80 missions in B-26 aircraft with the 320th Bombardment Group in the European Theater of Operations.

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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Silver Star

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Air Corps) James Herbert Macia, Jr. (ASN: 0-419330), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Air Force, General Orders No. 54 (1945)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

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) James Herbert Macia, Jr. (ASN: 0-419330), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Navigator 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 Macia 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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China-Burma-India (CBI)USAAF 12th Army Air ForceUS Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1037, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1063, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1947-1973, US Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
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