James Laurie Hollingsworth, Jr.


Industrial Education

Greenwood, South Carolina

Son of James L. Hollingsworth, Sr.

Army Air Force, Captain

Purple Heart, Presidential Citation, Air Medal w/2 gold stars

Dec 19, 1921

May 23, 1944

Killed in Action, Stationed in England his P38 was downed over the English Channel during the buildup to D-Day. His Body was recovered by air and sea rescue.

Upper Long Cane Creek Cemetery, Abbeville, SC


Personal Remembrances

Song of the Pilot

Dreamer listen, your castles are my realities, your realities my pastime.  Once though I wing my way to heaven where the silent world becomes a starry ballroom.

Every angel my partner in arms.  My immortal wings are silvered thoughts of blanketed blue.  I sail on fancied thrills and feast on beauty untold.  The sky is my kingdom.  The golden sunset my scepter; every cloud my throne and each layer a stepping stone to heaven.  No dream is beyond my reach, my thrills have no end.

God and I command.

Written by Captain Hollingsworth, May 22, 1944

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