James H. Amick

Wall of Valor

First Lieutenant James H. Amick
U.S. Army Air Corps
322nd Bombardment Group
March 24, 1945

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 secondary target.

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.

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