Bain, James K. |
May 20, 1920-September 1, 2013
James K Bain was born in Steele, Missouri. He graduated high school in 1938 and in 1939 he began his military service in the Missouri National Guard Infantry. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Cadet and was assigned to fly P-47 Mustangs with the 366th Fighter Group in Dothan, Alabama.
Mr. Bain flew over 100 missions in P-47's, beginning in Thurxton, England in January 1944, and then was transferred to Strip 1 near Omaha Beach. He was decorated with a Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 18 Clusters, 4 Major Air Campaign Awards, French Quois de Guerre with Silver Star. He was discharged as a Major.
As a Cadet, he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Underhill. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2013. James is survived by Ruth, their 5 children, Jymme, Chet, Linda, Roger and Ron, and grandchildren, Kevin, Tanya, James, Shannon, Brad, Dawn, Tice, Emily, Ryan & Matthew.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, Septmeber 6, 2013 at 11:00am at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692. www.fairhavenmemorialservices.com
Published in Orange County Register on Sept. 5, 2013