A Canadian-born flying ace, Captain James made 11 confirmed kills in his Sopwith Camel during the Great War, earning the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) for being an, "excellent scout pilot who has at all times shown great skill, courage and determination in attacking enemy machines." After the War he moved to the USA where he took part in a fastest flight contest run by the Boston Globe, flying from Atlantic City to Boston. Despite flying faster than his competitors in an apparently sound aircraft and good spirits, he never reached his destination, and no trace of him has ever been found. His TimeWatch teammates report that he's a devil behind the controls of a spacecraft though.
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