James W. Cantrell

World War II
Service #O-833485
Unit425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy
RankFirst Lieutenant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Texas
Date of DeathAugust 7 1945
Walls of the Missing

1st. Lt. Cantrell was killed in an aircraft accident on Aug. 7, 1945. Initially, he was listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative date of Death of Aug. 8, 1946. Following the war, the wreckage was located and his remains were recovered. He is interred in a group burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.