James L. Schleicher

James L. Schleicher

James L. Schleicher played three sports while at MTSU and graduated at the top of his flight class. He served as an instructor and later became a test pilot for the B-29. As one of the first to fly these massive long-range bombers, Schleicher was assigned to the 678th AAF Sqadron, 20th Air Force the China-Burma-India theater. On June 26, 1944, his plane exploded in mid-air somewhere between India and China. Sabotage was suspected.



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