AIR AMERICA Rhyne, James Howard (Jim)

From the Red Army to S.O.E.
By L.H. Manderstam
The Shetland Bus
By David J. Howarth

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Rhyne
  • FORENAME
James Howard (Jim)
  • UNIT
  • RANK
Civilian pilot
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Distinguished Intelligence Cross,Intelligence Star (both CIA)
  • PLACE
Laos 1962-74
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 23.7.1934 Lafayette,Georgia
USAF 1954-58 (First Lieutenant)
USAFR 1958
128 Air Transport Squadron
manager,Gardens Aviation,Georgia 1960-62
Air America 1962-76 (pilot)
WIA 15.1.1972 over Laos (lost a leg)
founder,Aero Contractors Ltd,Johnston County,North Carolina (CIA front)
fatally injured when Skybolt aircraft crashed after takeoff from Johnston County Airport
died less than 1 hour later in Johnston Memorial Hospital,Smithfield,North Carolina
Sunset Memorial Park,Smithfield,Johnston County,North Carolina
 
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