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Jim Wall | 530th Fighter Squadron, 311th Fighter Group - Army Air Corps

0:55   |   Pilot Jim Wall remembers the tragic fate of comrade and fellow pilot Courtney during a mission over China.

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STORIES / Documents ( 6 )
  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Part 1  |  WWII  |  Army Air Corps  |  Download PDF

    Jim Wall’s time in the Air Force begins with intense training, teaching him all that he needs to know to fly his fighters overseas.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts 2-3  |  WWII  |  Army Air Corps  |  Download PDF

    Wall’s combat experience begins overseas during WWII in the Pacific.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts 4-7  |  WWII  |  Army Air Corps  |  Download PDF

    Jim Wall continues to fly missions over India and then eventually China, where he is shot down and captured.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts 8-10  |  WWII  |  Army Air Corps  |  Download PDF

    Wall is interrogated in his first POW camp, meets another American, a training friend, and is finally moved to a legitimate POW camp.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts: 11-12  |  WWII  |  Army Air Corps  |  Download PDF

    The war finally ends but the POWs are still in camps, being treated to aid packages and medics whenever it is possible.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Part 13  |  WWII  |  Army Air Corps  |  Download PDF

    After a long imprisonment, Jim Wall is finally able to return home and retire from the Air Force.

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