Retired Air Force Lt. Col. James Starr III, who worked for 12 years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, died Jan. 14 at the Memorial Hospital in Easton of meningitis. He was 75.
Services for Colonel Starr were being held today at St. Andrews Chapel at the Naval Academy.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Michaels, where Colonel Starr moved from Annapolis nine years ago.
He retired from the Air Force in 1954 as a range safety officer at Cape Canaveral, Fla. He became an Air Force officer in 1949 after serving during World War II as a naval officer who participated in the landings at Normandy, Iwo Jima and Okinawa and aboard a destroyer, the USS Bush, which was sunk in a kamikaze attack in the Pacific.