Dalhart in Dallam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James R. Fox, Jr.
He was an American pilot who valiantly sacrificed his life in China for the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. The Chinese people will forever remember his name, James R. Fox, Jr.
The People's Republic of China
James R. Fox, Jr. was born on March 16, 1919 in Dalhart, Texas. In order to support the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in China in November, 1942, he volunteered to fly for Pan American Airways, then a joint Sino-US airline, transporting the anti-Japanese supplies to China through the dangerous Hump Route. On March 11, 1943, Fox and his two Chinese co-pilots were killed on such a mission when the Douglas C-53 cargo they were flying crashed.
In 2002, the Information Office of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China especially made the bronze bust in his memory.
Erected 2002 by Information Office of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China.
Location. 36° 3.685′ N, 102° 31.349′ W. Marker is in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Marker is on East 5th Street west of Denver Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Sesquicentennial (a few steps from this marker); Dallam County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Dallam County (approx. 2½ miles away); Hartley County (approx. 12.6 miles away).
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
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