Jim Brooks

Year inducted: 2016


Maj. James L. Brooks entered the Army Air Corps in 1942 learning to fly a Fairchild PT-19.Jim Brooks He graduated as a Second Lieutenant and in April 1944, he began his combat tour in Europe. There he flew the P-51B Mustang escorting heavy bombers, B-24s and B-17s in the Balkans and southern Europe. He flew 55 mission/263 combat hours, scoring 13 and a half victories. Major Brooks has received the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Medal with 21 clusters.

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