James Wendill Mullins was the son of Charles C. Mullins and Cordella Anne “Della” Beverly.

He died non battle on an authorized P-51 training flight when his plane disintegrated at the altitude of approximately 3,000 feet, 2 miles south of Burton on Humber, Lincolnshire, England. Cause of death: compound fracture of skull with cerebral evisceration.

The Johnson City Press, 15 July 1948
The body of Second Lieutenant James W. Mullins, who was killed June 9, 1944, in an airplane crash in England, was to arrive here today. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Mullins of 121 East Eleventh avenue, Lt. Mullins was 20 at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Science Hill High School and was a draftsman at an appliance company until he entered the Army Air Forces in November, 1942. He was trained at San Antonio, Ballinger and Sherman, Tex. Graduating as a fighter pilot at Cloe Field, Victoria, Tex., December 5, 1943, he received further training at Waycross, Ga., until early in 1944 when he was sent overseas. He was a member of Munsey Memorial Methodist Church.  Surviving, besides the parents, include a brothers, Roy L. Mullins of Athens, Ga., a niece and two nephews. An older brother, Ray R. Mullins, died February 9, 1945.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 June 1924
  • Date of death: 9 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 496th Fighter Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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