James G. Willis Jr.

Korean War
Service #AO-663687
RankCaptain U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathSeptember 3 1951
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Captain Willis was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Captain Willis was the pilot of a B-26C Invader bomber with the 729th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Wing. On September 3, 1951, while returning from a night intruder mission, as it made the go-around, the aircraft crashed and burned about 1/4 mile from the end of the runway, killing all on board.