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Morehead, James B. (James Bruce)



  • Existence: 1916-2012

Biographical Note

James Bruce Morehead was born on August 16, 1916 in Paoli, Oklahoma. Morehead joined the United States Army Air Force in 1940 and served during World War II as a fighter pilot. He flew combat missions over a three-year span of the war with a total of eight aerial victories, earning Ace status in April 1942. Morehead served in the USAF until 1967, when he retired at the rank of Colonel. Morehead died on March 11, 2012 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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.

James B. Morehead United States Air Force photographic portrait

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2007-06-16
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single color photographic portrait of United States Air Force fighter pilot and ace Colonel James B. Morehead (1916-2012). The photo is 2.5x3" and has been laminated at some point. It depicts Morehead dressed in his military uniform in front of the American flag and is undated (circa 1967-2007). There is no caption and it is unknown who took the photograph.

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