Freedom Committee of Orange County


                                                               1940s                                 1950s                                 Now


Name: James V. Powers

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Branch of Service: U. S. Air Force (Retired)

Unit: 405th Fighter Group

Specialty: Fighter Pilot (P-47 – Thunderbolts)

Active Duty Dates: 1943 to 1945

Reserve Duty Dates: 1948-1965

Armed Conflicts: WWII

Theater of Operations: European (France, Belgium & Germany)

Campaigns: Battle of the Bulge ( 47 Missions)

Decorations & Awards:

   Air Medal w 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European Theater w/3 battle

   stars, WWII Victory Medal . Germany Occupation Medal, National Defense Medal and Air Force Longevity Medal w/ 4 Oak

   Leaf Clusters

Speaking Subjects: Missions supporting General Patton


Available Videos

Raising a P-47