RIP  Sept 26 2015

Name: James Dickinson Cutter
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O3
Unit: 388 TFW
Date of Birth: 23 November 1940
Home City of Record: Stillwater OK
Date of Loss: 17 February 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 165300 North  1065000 East Quang Binh (really DMZ)
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105G
Other Personnel in Incident: Kenneth Fraser, Returnee
Refno: 1797

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. Updated 2023.




James Cutter retired from the United States Air Force as a Major. His wife's
name is Jinny and in 2003 they moved from Albuquerque, NM to Idaho.  This
put them closer to family and grandchildren.


Subject: Refno: 1797 CUTTER, JAMES DICKINSON
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 13:14:20 -0800
From: "DeLuca, Brian L" <>

This might be an interesting tidbit.

I met Jim at Travis AFB, while boarding a Seaboard World Airlines contract
flight "meatwagon", carrying troops to SEA in early Summer '71.  Jim and I
shared adjacent seats in the front - he was headed to his F105 tour and I to
my RF-4C tour at Udorn RTAFB, as a Recce AC.  We were well cared for on that
flight. By wonderful coincidence, four of the flight attendants were my
neighbors in my apartment house in Fairfield CA, when I was there as a C-141
copilot Feb 69-Feb 70.  After that flight - we said our goodbyes and went to
our respective tours.

The next time I had contact with Jim was on the mission on which he was shot
down. He was Ironhand support on station for a particularly dicey Recce
mission, for which I got one of my two DFCs.  I didn't know it was Jim until
I got back to Udorn and checked the Intel info. I was happy to see his
return - but never made contact.

   Brian L. DeLuca

2004 UPDATE from JD: I have talked with Brian DeLuca in WA & renewed
acquaintences. We were seat mates on our flight to Vietnam, he to Udorn
(RF4C) & me to Korat (F-105G).


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Brian Dunstan Woods

March 23, 1932 - September 16, 2015

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