Interview with James Graves, January 23, 1986
Part of Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Project
- Interview with James Graves, January 23, 1986
- Col. Arthur L. Kelly; interviewer. James Graves; interviewee.
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- James Graves served as a P-51 pilot in the 352nd Fighter Group. He flew a total of eighteen missions, escorting bombers, patrolling Europe, and strafing enemy targets. Graves recalls his first mission over Ruhrland and Berlin, when he encountered antiaircraft fire and almost ran out of gas. He also mentions some of the targets of his strafing missions, including German airfields and supply depots. On one mission, he accidentally hit his squadron leader’s plane. On another, his entire squadron became disoriented and lost sight of the land. Graves served briefly with the Army of Occupation, and he closes his interview with a description of Nuremberg after the war.
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- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany, United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 352nd
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