Lt. James S. Randolph

Verona Residence:45 Linden Avenue31 South Prospect

Lt. James Randolph Killed in Action
Verona Man Dies in Fight Over Mindanao in the Philippine Islands

Second Lieutenant James S. Randolph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie F. Randolph of 45 Linden Avenue, Verona, was reported killed in action October 26, according to a telegram received by his parents Monday. He would have been twenty-one years old on October 27.Bombardier – Navigator on a B-24 Liberator, Lt. Randolph was killed in combat over Mindanao in the Philippines, according to the notification. randolphLetterPage2 randolphLetterPage1 randolphEnvelope randolph7 randolph6 randolph5 randolph4

Verona High School Class of 1941 Yearbook

Verona High School Class of 1941 Yearbook

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Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Air Medal

Air Medal

A letter to his parents dated October 25 said he had been on his first mission over Borneo, so Mr. and Mrs. Randolph figure he died on his second or third mission.Lt. Randolph enlisted on November 6, 1942. He was trained at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and four California air bases, including March, Santa Ana, Victorville and Hamilton Fields. He received his wings and Commission at Victorville May 24, 1944, and left from Hamilton to go to New Guinea in September.A resident of Verona since he was one and a half years old, Lt. Randolph was a graduate of Verona High School. He played on that school’s football team as well as that of Newark Academy, where he went to school for a year.He had been employed by Westinghouse in Kearny before entering the service. Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Richard, a student at Verona High School, and his grandmother, Mrs. Carrie McBride of Verona. His father is assistant secretary of the Central Hanover Bank & Trust Co., New York.
The Caldwell Progress and The Verona News
Friday, November 17, 1944
Newark Evening News
November 18, 1944
January 19, 1945

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