2nd Lieutenant James E. Frye, US Army Air Forces, was assigned to the 351st Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group based at Raydon, England.

2Lt Frye flew the P-51D Mustang AC# 44-14706 YJ-M. The nickname for his plane was Ginny. It was in this aircraft that 2Lt Frye shot down a German aircraft on the 14th of January 1945.

2Lt Frye in Ginny was shot down on the 19th of March 1945, with the aircraft crashing into the North Sea. For this reason he is listed as missing in action.
He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery, England.

Photo courtesy; David Gilbert

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of death: 19 March 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 351st Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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