2 July 1943 — KIA Lecce Airdome, Italy
The 68th Squadron of the 44th Bomb Group sent six aircraft on the Lecce Airdome, Italy mission. Of the six, MISS VIRGINIA (A/C 42-40094 Bar E) did not return. This is the aircraft in which S/Sgt Garrard served as a tail gunner.
The picture provided on this page was taken by Crew Chief Louis Rabesa Jr., a friend of James who remembers him fondly.