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James MacLean

Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

James H. MacLean, O-435690, First Lieutenant, Montclair, N. J. For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European and North African Theaters of Operations as pilot of B-17 type aircraft. On the approach to Marsala, Sicily, on 11 May 1943, Lieutenant MacLean’s B-17 was attacked and badly damaged by ten enemy fighters. While his gunnersdestroyed one ME 109, probably destroyed another, and damaged several, and despite one engine feathered, enabled his bombardier to regester directly upon target. Through utmost determination and endurance, he returned his plane to its base. On many combat missions, his courage, and his resourcefulness in capably handling hazardous situations, have reflected great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. GO #138, HQ Northwest African Air Forces, 16 July 1943.

James MacLean

1st Lt. James H MacLean was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

The following information on James MacLean is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on 1st Lt. MacLean. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to James MacLean's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device







Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)







Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

4/6/1943 11/1/1942 Came to UK with 419th Unit 5/11/1943 DFC 5/24/1943 AM/OLC 4/6/1943

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