James Laurie Hollingsworth, Jr.
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
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