JAMES L BADLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 46E, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

JAMES LINSDAY BADLEY

WALL NAME

JAMES L BADLEY

PANEL / LINE

46E/43

DATE OF BIRTH

04/16/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HERMISTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Umatilla County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES LINSDAY BADLEY
POSTED ON 9.21.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your citations attest to your courage and devotion to your fellow airmen. It remains my fervent hope you will be returned home after all these years.
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POSTED ON 4.7.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your 79th birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

POW-MIA...Never Forget

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.9.2020
POSTED BY: Wm Ross

God Keep You !

We may not know where your physical remains lay, but this we know. You have found the loving arms of God !
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POSTED ON 4.16.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant James Lindsay Badley, Served with the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 3.3.2018
POSTED BY: Dean Carter (Son of a now deceased USAF Vietnam Veteran, Sgt. Lonnie S. Carter, 1968-72)

BRAVE PILOT and Silver Star recipient

Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered
"In June 1965, he received his commission and began flight training at Williams A.F.B., Arizona. In October 1966 he received his Pilot Wings and was assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB for combat training in the F-4 Phantom.

After graduating in August 1967, he requested combat duty at DaNang, Vietnam. He started flying combat missions on the 22nd of September 1967. On 20 November 1967 while flying his 25th mission in North Vietnam, Lt. Badley's aircraft was shot down and he was forced to bail out. He remained calm under the pressure of intense small arms fire and vectored the rescue helicopter to his position within seconds of Viet Cong capture.

For his heroic actions, he received the Silver Star for Gallantry and the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement.

Lt. Badley was selected as a regular Air Force officer in November, and was also nominated for 'Junior Officer of the Year' by his wing (366th TAC Fighter Wing). His additional duties at DaNang included: Assistant Operations Officer, Assistant Finance Officer, MPC Conversion Officer, United Fund Officer, Assistant Alert Facility Officer, and Awards and Decorations Officer.

Later that month, Lt. Badley volunteered for fifty additional North Vietnam missions in addition to his required one hundred. He was scheduled to upgrade to Command Pilot on 15 April 1968. Lt. Badley displayed his bravery again on 14 March 1968.

On this day, with marginal weather conditions, he helped in the rescue of two downed pilots. He continued to attack and drew enemy fire away from the rescue aircraft, even after expending all available ordinance. For his selfless role in the rescue, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

While flying his eighty-fifth mission on 27 March 1968, Lt. Badley was shot down and thereafter listed Missing In Action (MIA). 1Lt. James L. Badley was officially declared Killed In Action (KIA) on 8 May 1968."

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