James William Erickson (1921 - 1944)

James William Erickson
1921 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
James William Erickson was born c. 1921. He died on September 21, 1944 at 23 years old.
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Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery Coll. Grave 4. C. 2., in Netherlands
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Service number: j/40284
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 48 (r.a.f.) Sqdn

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James William Erickson died on September 21, 1944 at age 23. He was buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery Coll. Grave 4. C. 2., Netherlands. He was born c. 1921. We have no information about James's immediate family.
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1921 - 1944 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that James William Erickson was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1930, at the age of merely 9 years old, James was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1938, he was 17 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1944, in the year of James William Erickson's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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c. 1925 - Jul 8, 1944
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c. 1923 - Jan 26, 1944
c. 1922 - Jul 19, 1942
c. 1906 - Aug 29, 1947
c. 1891 - Apr 25, 1915
c. 1927 - Apr 22, 1945
c. 1919 - Mar 29, 1943
Unknown - Aug 13, 1916
c. 1887 - Aug 15, 1917
Unknown - Aug 5, 1916
c. 1922 - Oct 6, 1942
c. 1892 - Oct 12, 1916
Unknown - Oct 6, 1944
c. 1897 - Jul 10, 1918
c. 1913 - Jun 2, 1941
Unknown - Jun 7, 1917
c. 1896 - Mar 1, 1917

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c. 1919 - Sep 29, 1942
c. 1925 - Jul 8, 1944
Unknown - May 9, 1942
c. 1920 - Sep 24, 1944
c. 1923 - Jan 26, 1944
c. 1922 - Jul 19, 1942
c. 1906 - Aug 29, 1947
c. 1891 - Apr 25, 1915
c. 1927 - Apr 22, 1945
c. 1919 - Mar 29, 1943
Unknown - Aug 13, 1916
c. 1887 - Aug 15, 1917
Unknown - Aug 5, 1916
c. 1922 - Oct 6, 1942
c. 1892 - Oct 12, 1916
Unknown - Oct 6, 1944
c. 1897 - Jul 10, 1918
c. 1913 - Jun 2, 1941
Unknown - Jun 7, 1917
c. 1896 - Mar 1, 1917
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