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James Bushrod Baber

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                         Name: James Bushrod Baber

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corps


                         Rank: LT

                         Dates of Service: 1/30/1943-7/29/1945

                         Theater of Service:

James Bushrod Baber was born on August 13, 1924, in Hatton, Albemarle County, Virginia; he was the son of Luther L. Baber(1883-) and Sallie F. (Agee) Baber(1894-).  In the 1940 U.S. Federal Census, James was living with his parents and siblings in Hatton, Scottsville District, Albemarle County, Virginia.  After graduating from high school, James enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on January 30, 1943, in Miami Beach, Florida, where he began his military training. 

Lt. James Baber
The Scottsville News, Scottsville, Virginia
Thursday, July 6, 1944

Lt. James B. Baber from Maxwell Field, Ala., flew a cross-country route on June 27 in a B-24 bomber, passing over Scottsville at about 6 PM  Lt. Baber circled twice around the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs. L. L. Baber at Hatton enroute to Langley Field.

James Bushrod Baber married Mary Gennelle Guy in Montgomery, Alabama on June 22, 1945.  By 1994, James and Mary Baber were living in Gautier, Mississippi.  James passed away on January 24, 1999, in Gautier, Jackson County, Mississippi; he is buried beside his wife, Mary, in the Oakwood Annex Cemetery in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.

James Bushrod Baber and Mary Gennelle Guy Baber Gravestone

James Bushrod Baber Gravestone, Oakwood Annex Cemetery, AL

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