First Lieutenant James H. Amick U.S. Army Air Corps 322nd Bombardment Group March 24, 1945
Wall of Valor: First Lieutenant James H. Amick was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross for extraordinary achievement as a pilot of a B-26 aircraft while
leading a ﬂight against the enemy near the Remagen bridgehead on
March 24, 1945.
When faulty bombing equipment thwarted the ﬁrst bombing effort,
Lt. Amick made two further attempts to strike the target, despite serious
anti-aircraft opposition. Suffering from a dwindling supply of fuel. with
a reduced ﬂight of three aircraft. he made a successful attack on the
Amick’s determination and courage while facing severe resistance
from enemy ﬁre, combined with overcoming mechanical difficulties in
order to achieve successful bombing results were evident as a devotion
in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Forces.