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Land, James Edgar

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman First Class James Edgar Land .

Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 86 (VC-86), based onboard the USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95).


James is born approx. on May. 16, 1923 in Greensburg, Indiana.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


James enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 6267427.


James was KIA onboard the USS Bismarck Sea when it was Attacked by 2 Kamikaze planes, was hit and Sunk at Iwo Jima on Feb. 21, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


James is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, USA.


Thanks to http://www.wings-aviation.ch/25-Navy-Sqn/VC-Squadrons/VC-086.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Composite Squadron 86 (VC-86)
USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) Base
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
USS Bismarck Exploding after impact
Civil Air Patrol
His rank Aviation Radioman First Class