Private James E. Cagle was assigned to the 478th Quartermaster Truck Battalion. The unit served in the China Burma India Theater moving supplies from India into China. Many of the members of this unit flew in cargo planes to push loads out at designated drop sites.
Private Cagle died non-battle 27 December 1943, and he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
Aircraft C-47A with serialnumber 42-24272 departed from Sookerating on a supply dropping mission to Shingbwyiang.
Pilot, 2nd Lt Gerald Noel Warren
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Richard Edward Hochschild
Engineer, M/Sgt Lonnie Morgan
Radio Operator, M/Sgt George Charles Griep
Air Supply Dropper, James Orgal Hayden
Air Supply Dropper, Pvt Jamed Eddward Cagle
Air Supply Dropper, Pvt Joseph Van Hoorelbeke