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Cupp, James N., 1921-1984



  • Existence: 1921-1984

Biographical Note: James N. Cupp

James N. Cupp was born on March 28, 1921 in Corning, Iowa. He entered the Naval V-5 program in 1941 and was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps the following year. Cupp served with Marine Fighting Squadron 213 (VMF-213) in the South Pacific until September 1943, when he was shot-down over the Solomon Islands. After an extended hospital stay for severe burns, he returned to active duty in February 1945 as a naval flight instructor. Cupp remained in the military after World War II, serving with the 1st Marine Brigade during the Korean War and afterwards with the 3rd Marine Air Wing. He retired as a colonel in 1968 and passed away in 1984.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - C

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with C: Caidin, Martin [Aviation author] Obituary notice, April 1997 Calvert, Lawrence [President, American Mail Line Ltd.] Resolution of Sympathy on Calvert's death from American Mail Line, 1966 (?) (photocopy) Cameron, John "Jock" A., Captain [Pioneer in commercial use of helicopters in Britain] ...

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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