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.