SSGT JAMES WALTER WILEY

My Dad flew 50 missions over enemy territory during World War II. While flying over Pulaski, Rumania on April 4, 1944, he was wounded with shrapnel in his legs by anti-aircraft gun flying on a volunteer mission. They had asked Curt Torfin to go and he said "no way." Curt told my Mom that they asked him to volunteer and he said no. He then pointed at my Dad and said "That nut volunteered and that night I went to the hospital to see him all shot up." He was carried to Naples, Italy to the hospital for a few days. While there Colonel Graff presented my Dad the Purple Heart.

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Dog Tags
by: Marc Meisner

I have a set of dog tags belonging to James W. Wiley. Also listed on the tags is the name of his wife "Isabella" and his home address in Georgia. Would these be your father’s tags?

Marc Meisner
Yorktown, Virginia

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


2019 River Cruise


The 2020 reunion has been postponed to September 2021. It will be at the same hotel.

DATES: Sep 9->12, 2021

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle