LT. J.B. AMES, JR., 19, died in a Army Air Corps plane
crash in South Texas on Aug. 9, 1943. He had lied
about his age to enlist early in the war effort that
had begun in Europe. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery
in Ranger, TX.
He was born on Aug. 29, 1923 in Ranger, the son of
James Becton Ames & Frona Carr Ames. At the time of
his death he was assigned to Barksdale Air Field in
Bossier City, LA, where as a pilot, he was involved
in the training of young recruits.
He was survived by his wife, the former Deane Stevens
of Utah; his mother Frona Ames; his two sisters, Doris
(Mrs. Phelton) Herrington (RHS-1937) and Betty Sue Ames
(RHS-1947); his grandmother Mrs. R.S. Carr, and a nephew,
Mike Herrington (RHS-1960), all of Ranger. Most likely
his class would have been the RHS Class of 1940.