In late 1944 Captain James W. Browning of the 357th FG, 363rd FS returned for his second
tour. On Feb. 9, 1945 while piloting Gentleman Jim he failed to return. An eyewitness said he
saw an aircraft collide with an ME-262 and Browning’s dog tags were found with the wreckage.
Due to his fine manners Chuck Yeager and Bud Anderson nicknamed him 'Gentleman Jim'.
Captain Browning had 7 aerial victories and his decorations included 3 Distinguished Flying
Crosses, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals and the French Croix de Guerre.