James-Thornton-Obituary

Colonel James Henry Thornton

San Diego, California

Sep 18, 1921 – May 8, 2013 (Age 91)

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James "Jim" Henry Thornton was born September 21, 1921 in Akron, Ohio. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces for pilot training. He received his silver wings as a pilot and was later assigned to New Guinea and the Philippines. Prior to joining his combat unit, he was selected...

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