5 James King

Name
James King
Position
Guard
Class
Senior
Hometown (Last School)
Sharpe, KY (High)
Ht
6'3"
Wt
180
Seasons
1939-40, 1940-41, 1941-42
Birthday
September 30, 1919

Biography – “K” Men Who Died In World War II,  Game Program (December 9, 1950)

KING, 2nd Lt. James Libern, 24, Agr. 1938-42, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol H. King of Benton, and husband of Mrs. Helen Moore King of Parksville.

Center on the Wildcat varsity basketball team for three years, he entered the Army Air Corps on August 20, 1942. He trained at various air fields in this country an arrived in England the first of December, 1943.

Lt. King had participated in one raid over enemy territory when he was killed. He lost his life February 24, 1944, near Gotha, Germany, when the B-24 on which he was co-pilot was shot down.

Four brothers and four sisters survive besides his wife and parents.


Obituary – Lieut. James L. King Killed in ActionDanville Advocate-Messenger (June 13, 1944)

Official announcement has been received by the family of Second Lieutenant James Lybren King of his death on February 24. He was serving as a bomber pilot with the Army Air Corps in a raid over Germany. Mrs. King before her marriage was Miss Helen Owsley Moore of this county.