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James F. Lee, Jr.

(1905 - ? )

   James Lee was a journalist and news reporter during the middle 20th century. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1905. After high school he worked as a reporter for the Mount Vernon Daily Banner. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and moved to California, where he became a journalist for the Los Angeles Examiner. Back in Washington, D.C. during the 1940's, Lee worked for the Washington Bureau of the International News Service. In 1962 he became associate editor of the US News and World Report.

   Although Lee is noted in several biographical sources, details of his life are limited. He is known especially for a detailed study of United States Naval air transport in his book, Operation Lifeline (1947).

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