TSG JAMES E. MELLOR - KIA Tech Sergeant – United States
Army DOD: March 16, 1945
TSG James E. Mellor was a gunner on a bomber based in Italy
and was Killed in Action over that nation on March 16, 1945.
He entered service in August, 1941 and received basic
training at Shepherd Field, Texas. He was awarded his wings at
Kingman, AZ and went overseas in February, 1943 with the
Eighth Air Force where he was awarded the Air Medal and the
Presidential Citation for missions over enemy territory.
Later, he was transferred to Italy with the 15th Air Force.
PARENTS: Mr & Mrs.
Victor Mellor of 62 Eckhard Avenue in Wood River
FAMILY: Sisters - Mrs. Gladys Crews and Mrs. Marjorie Beck
Brother - Charles V. Mellor
Mellor attended EAWRCHS
before entering service.
His parents received the
Purple Heart Medal awarded posthumously to their son. They
have also received a citation of honor from Gen. H. H. Arnold.