Virginia Heroes

James Douglas Hamm

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 16, 1920
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Entered: December 8, 1941
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 3, 1943
Died In: North Africa
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal

Second Lieutenant Hamm served with the 95th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group. He was deployed to Europe in January 1943 as a pilot of a P-38 and had taken on German and Italian aerial forces.

He was a 1936 graduate of Lane High School and a 1940 graduated of the University of Virginia in Mechanical Engineering. Before the war, he was employed by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

He is buried in Monticello Memorial Park, Charlottesville, Virginia.


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