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Babcock, James W.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant James W. Babcock.

Unit/Placed in, 877th Bomber Squadron, 499th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.


James is born approx. on 28 Feb. 1921 in Denver, Colorado.

Father, Guy L. Babcock.

Mother, Luella E. (Miller) Babcock.

Sister(s), Jeanne W. Elnah M. and Barbara L. Babcock.

Brother(s), Guy L. Babcock Jr.


James enlisted the service in California with service number # 6583502.


James‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

Captain        Victor E Fiala                   Pilot

2nd Lt.          Stanley E Shimanek          Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          Eugene A Lewis                Navigator

2nd Lt.          Edward C Kuchenbecker     Bombardier

1st Lt.           Joseph R O’Grady              Flight Engineer

SSgt.            Jack O Goroeoff                Radio Operator

SSgt.            James W Babcock            Central Fire Control/Left Gunner

Sgt.              Keith A Matthew               Right Gunner

Sgt.              Edward A Hill                  Radar Operator

Sgt.              Herbert O Stoecker            Top Gunner

Corporal       Frederick H Converse         Tail Gunner

James was KIA when over the Target the plane had a lot of Operational Difficulties, so they ditched it on the way back in sea on 9 Jan. 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, 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 Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/499th_Bombardment_Group.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

877Th Bomber Squadron
499th Bomber Group (tail code)
Isley Field, Saipan
Nose Art Plane
James W. Babcock
His rank Staff Sergeant
Nakajima Aircraft Company