James Lee Haynes was born 3 March 1919
Died 4 June 1944
Buried at Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville, TN

Technical Sergeant
852nd Bomber Squadron, 491st Bomber Group, 8th Air Force

Aircraft B-24J, with serial number 44-40206 crashed near Sizewell, Suffolk in England, killing all on board. He was on the same crew as T/Sgt Cecil L. McCloud.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Clifford R. Galley
1st Lt Roland U. Dextraze
1st Lt Richard H. Lindhout
2nd Lt Joseph L. Davies
T/Sgt James Lee Haynes
T/Sgt Cecil L. McCloud
S/Sgt Llewellyn W. Brumbaugh
S/Sgt Lloyd G. Page
S/Sgt Arthur D. Simon
S/Sgt Glen C. Hasselbrinck

The Knoxville Journal, June 23, 1944
Tech. Sgt. James Lee Haynes, 25, son of Edd Haynes, of Maynardville, has been killed in an airplane accident over England, according to word received recently by his father from the War Department. The message stated his friend, Lynn McCloud, of the Air Corps, also was killed. Haynes was graduated from Horace Maynard High School in 1939, and entered the service soon afterward. He took basic training in the Canal Zone and had served three and one-half years overseas. Haynes participated in the battle of the Solomons.
A stepson of Mr. Haynes, John Wayne Mullins, is serving in New Guinea.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 March 1919
  • Date of death: 4 June 1944
  • County: Union
  • Hometown: Maynardville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 852nd Bomber Squadron, 491st Bomber Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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