James U. Cross

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James U. Cross
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General James U. Cross
Birth nameJames Underwood Cross
Born(1925-04-25)April 25, 1925
Covington County, Alabama
DiedJuly 11, 2015(2015-07-11) (aged 90)
Gatesville, Texas
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1944-1971
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Commands heldPilot of Air Force One, Military aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Commander of the 75th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas
Other workAuthor

James Underwood Cross (April 25, 1925 – July 11, 2015) was a United States Air Force brigadier general and author of Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride As Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant,[1] with Denise Gamino and Gary Rice. He was a military aide and chief Air Force One pilot under United States president Lyndon B. Johnson.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cross, James U. (2008). Around the World with LBJ. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71768-8.
  2. Johnson, Lyndon (1971). The Vantage Point. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. p. 482.