KULA, JAMES D. Name: James D. Kula Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force, pilot Unit: 4th TFS Date of Birth: Home City of Record: Manchester NH Date of Loss: 29 July 1972 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 212900 North 1063200 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4E Missions: 35 Other Personnel in Incident: Melvvin Matsui, returnee Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.2013
REMARKS: 730329 RELEASED BY DRV SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO JAMES D. KULA Captain - United States Air Force Shot Down: July 29, 1972 Released: March 29, 1973 I was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and was brought up there until I was eighteen. I then entered the Air Force Academy and graduated in 1969. I went to pilot training at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas and then to RTU at George Air Force Base, California, in the F-4. After serving a year at Seymour Air Force Base, North Carolina, I went to Southeast Asia. I am glad to be home and proud to be an American.
Colonel James Kula is still active in the United States Air Force. He and his wife Jane reside in Arizona.