James Crisp Akers Salter
ASCE 3, 4; ROTC Camp, Clemson, SC.
He was survived by his mother, Martha A. Salter of Atlanta; his grandmother, Mrs. F. M. Akers, Sr. of Atlanta; three uncles, A. F. and F. M. Akers, Jr. of Atlanta and Fitzgerald Salter of Montgomery; and an aunt, Mrs. H. B. Johnston of Atlanta.
Army Air Force, Captain
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Aug 2, 1945
Captain Salter was killed near Williams Field, AZ, when the car in which he was passenger struck a tree which had been uprooted and thrown across the road by a tornado.
Captain Salter recently had returned to the States following two years’ duty in the Pacific as pilot of a B-25. Flight leader of the “Bats Outta Hell” squadron, he participated in 57 combat missions under General George C. Kenney.