People from Scott County who served and died in World War II.
Source information: The list of names in the following table comes from the World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Tennessee (NARA Control Number: NWCTM-407-WWIICASARMY-TN) published by the War Department in June 1946 and State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from Tennessee (NARA Control Number: NWCTM-24-WWIICASNAVY-TN) published by the U.S. Navy in August 1946. The War Deparment document only identifies name, serial number, rank, and casualty status. The U. S. Navy document only identifies name, rank, next of kin, and next of kin address. The birth and death dates come from death certificates, obituaries, tombstone inscriptions, etc. Go to the National Archives and Records Administration and use the NAIL search engine to find the original goverment documents (use the advanced search engine and enter one of the control numbers listed above.)
Another place to look is the National World War II Memorial website.
I need your help to make this table complete. Please email me with information that completes or corrects the table. I would be particularly grateful for copies of obituaries, pictures of headstones, death certificates, and pictures of the soldier. I think others would be interested in knowing the specific military units in which these soldiers served and where they died.
Be sure to read the information appearing after the table.
|Name||Service||Birth Info||Death Info||Cemetery|
|Allen, Francis L.
|Ashburn, Lonus A.
|Bell, Hollis Fields||Seaman1C, USNR||22 Nov 1923||5 Jan 1944||South China Sea||Foster Crossroads Cemetery, Grave Hill, Scott Co, TN|
|Blaw, Ora J.
|Blevins, Jane M.||2Lt||1922||Feb 1944||Ledo, India||Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY|
|SSG, USA||8 Oct 1944||Germany|
| Carroll, Billie B.
|PFC, USA||6 Aug 1944||France||Lowe Cemetery, Smoky Creek, Scott Co, TN|
|Chambers, Andrew Byron||PFC||22 Apr 1945||Caniparola, Italy||Taylor Cemetery, Jamestown, Fentress Co, TN|
|Chambers, Richard R.
|Chitwood, John Junior||Seaman2C, USNR||Wounded|
|Clark, Willie C.
|PFC, USA||23 Sep 1945||DNB|
|Crabtree, James||LT, USA||11 Jan 1944||Germany|
|Crabtree, William A.||PFC, USMC||Wounded|
|Cromwell, Martin Larcey||Seaman1C, USNR||Dead|
|Cross, Clinton E.
|SSG, USA||16 Nov 1920||14 Nov 1944||Italy||Lay Cemetery, Smith Creek, Scott Co, TN|
|PFC, USA||2 Mar 1919||26 Feb 1944||Marshall Islands||Family cemetery in the Rockhouse Section of Scott Co, TN|
|1Lt, USA||22 Apr 1917||17 Apr 1945||Northern Italy||Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, Scott Co, TN|
|Dagley, Louis Silas||Watertender3C, USN||abt 1922||13 May 1981||Wounded
Oak Ridge, Anderson Co, TN
|Wartburg Cemetery, Wartburg, Anderson Co, TN|
|PVT, USA||25 Jan 1944||Italy|
|Davidson, Harce Jr.||PFC, USMCR||Wounded|
|Davis, Ethan||SGT||10 Jul 1944||France|
|Duncan, Kelsie||PVT||6 Sep 1944||France|
|Duncan, Vernon W.
|2Lt, USA||22 Jun 1919||25 Mar 1945||Honshu, Japan||Ft. McPherson Military Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln Co, NE|
|Dykes, Ray Jr.
|Ellis, Marion C.
|PFC, USA||abt 1921||20 Sep 1944||Italy||Ellis Cemetery,
Annadell, Scott Co, TN
|Evans, Oliver R.||PFC||25 Apr 1912||25 Jul 1944||France||Smith-Forbis Cemetery,
Oneida, Scott Co, TN
|Evans, T. Harry||TSGT||8 Oct 1944||Germany|
|Foster, Paul Edwin||abt 1909||15 Mar 1942||off the coast of North Carolina||Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, Scott Co, TN|
|Goad, Hurstle L.
|Goad, Sam J.
|PFC, USA||6 Jul 1944||France||Campground Cemetery, Glenmary, Scott Co, TN|
|Goins, James F.
|Gooch, Johnnie Edward
|PFC, USA||15 Nov 1919||13 Aug 1944||Europe|
|Grant, William||Gunnery Sgt, USMC||POW|
|Hall, Robert W.
|PFC, USA||abt 1944||DOW|
|TEC4, USA||abt 1944||France|
|Henderson, Tom C.
|Hensley, Claude V.
|Jurgens, Cedric||PFC, USMC||Wounded|
|Laster, Murry C. Jr.
|Lawhorn, James A.
|Lawson, James Ferdinand||Seaman2C, USNR||Wounded|
|Lay, Ben Opal||Seaman1C, USNR||26 Mar 1945||Near Okinawa, Japan|
|Lewallen, Eugene D.||PFC, USA||9 Apr 1921||23 Jul 1945||Archie Lewallen Cemetery, Coal Hill, Scott Co, TN|
|Lewallen, Warren H.
|PFC, USA||14 Feb 1921||2 Sep 1944||France||Blackcreek Crossroads Cemetery, Robbins, Scott Co, TN|
|Lloyd, Harold E.
|PVT, USA||25 Jan 1913||16 Sep 1944||KIA||Todd-Sexton Cemetery, Wolf Creek, Scott Co, TN|
|Lovett, James M. Sr.
|PVT, USA||12 Apr 1945||Germany||Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN|
|Lowe, Archie Davis
|PFC, USA||12 Jul 1918||19 Feb 1945||Germany||Riverview Cemetery, Smokey Junction, Scott Co, TN|
|Madden, Colvy B.
|PVT, USA||abt 1944||Europe|
|Marcum, George Caney
|PVT, USA||15 Jun 1917||18 Sep 1944||France||Marcum-Kidd Cemetery, Grave Hill, Scott Co, TN|
|Marcum, Homer S.||SSGT, USA||13 Sep 1915||8 Jul 1944||Saipan Island||Fairview Cemetery, Straight Fork, Scott Co, TN|
|Massey, Mearle||PVT, USA||14 Sep 1923||15 Jul 1944||Burma||Fairview Cemetery, Straight Fork, Scott Co, TN (IAW obit but not found in cemetery)|
|Millsap, John F.
|SGT, USA||9 Sep 1920||3 Apr 1945||Germany||Cooper Memorial Gardens, Oneida, Scott Co, TN|
|Morris, Howard P.
|Neal, Virgil L.
|PVT, USA||30 May 1944||Italy||Troxel Cemetery
High Point, Scott Co, TN
|Neely, Frank||abt 1944||Italy|
|Newport, George||PVT||17 Sep 1944||Holland|
|Owens, Hobert NMI
|PVT, USA||18 Dec 1922||11 Aug 1944||France||Riverview Cemetery, Smokey Junction, Scott Co, TN|
|PFC, USA||21 Mar 1925||29 Nov 1944||Fontaine, France||Opossum Rock Cemetery, Scott Co, TN|
|Phillips, Earl||PVT||12 Jun 1944||France|
|Phillips, James E.
|PVT, USA||28 Jun 1923||12 Sep 1944||KIA||Cecil Cemetery, Cherry Fork, Scott Co, TN|
|Phillips, Shirlie L.||CPL, USMC||Wounded|
|Rosser, David E.||2LT, USA||27 Jul 1944||France|
|PFC, USA||DOW||Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott Co, TN|
|Sexton, William Alonzo||Aviation Machinist Mate3C, USN||Dead|
|Sharp, Woodrow W.
|Slaven, John. R.
|SSG, USA||21 Jul 1922||3 Aug 1944||KIA
St. Lo, France
|West Cemetery, Williams Creek, Scott Co, TN|
|Smither, William J.||PFC, USMCR||Wounded|
|2Lt, USA||25 Jan 1945||Belgium||Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium|
|Stanfill, William S.
|Stout, Milton Russel||Ship's Cook3C, USNR||Wounded|
|Strunk, Donzil Gideon||PFC, USMC||Wounded|
|PFC, USA||22 Dec 1922||14 Nov 1944||KIA||Opossum Rock Cemetery, Scott Co, TN|
|Terry, James A.
|2Lt, USA||14 Jul 1916||13 Apr 1945||Germany||Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery, Black Creek, Scott Co, TN|
|Terry, Theron C.
|CPL, USA||29 Feb 1920||23 Apr 1942||North Africa||Terry Cemetery, Pentecost, Scott Co, TN|
|PVT, USA||13 Dec 1915||12 Jul 1943||KIA||Houk Trammell Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Scott Co, TN|
|West, Clarence B.
|PVT, USA||1 Oct 1922||9 Aug 1944||KIA||Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott Co, TN|
|West, John H.
|PVT, USA||abt 1945||Europe|
|WOJG, USA||15 Oct 1919||30 Mar 1945||KIA||Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott Co, TN|
|Yancy, Mack H.
|PFC, USA||5 May 1922||17 Nov 1942||Metz, France||Pine Hill Cemetery, Pine Hill, Scott Co, TN|
|York, Dana T.
|PVT, USA||5 Mar 1944||Pacific||Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO|
The following comes from the War Department document:
"The Honor List of Dead for the STATE OF TENNESSEE is published by the War Department for the information of public officials, the press, the radio and interested organizations. It contains the latest and most complete data available on all military personnel who were killed or died, or became and remained missing, between the President's declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941, and the cut-off date of this report, January 31, 1946, and includes both battle and non-battle dead or missing. The complete work, of which this volume is a part, contains about 300,000 names of men and women who gave their lives while serving in the Army of the United States."
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"The physical search for missing person, which went on all during the war, has been expanded and extended since the collapse of enemy resistance. Experts in all fields of investigation and identification have been sent into areas where missing persons were last seen. Through conferences with local officials and clergymen and by means of checks of rosters and other military lists, the bodies of missing persons are being recovered and identified daily. Thought the loss of official records as at Corregidor in 1942 and during the Ardennes counteroffensive of 1944-45, has increased the difficulties encountered by the search teams, the scope of the teams' work has been so broad in the past eight months (in the case of Japan) to one year (in Germany) that the War Department is reluctant to hold out hope to next of kin that any missing personnel are still alive."
"No civilians are included in this report. Red Cross personnel and other civilians serving with the Army became casualties during the War, but procedure for reporting civilian personnel differs from that for reporting military individuals."
"The following pages show a breakdown by counties and types of casualties, followed by a breakdown alphabetically by counties, the counties themselves being listed in alphabetical order."
"In the presentation of these lists, it was necessary to establish a set of criteria on which the proper location of each individual's name would be determined. The following procedure was set up:"
"The lists which follow contain information as to individuals in the following order: name, army serial number, grade and status of casualty. A word of explanation of methods of listing and of symbols used follows:"
"NAME: Because of standardized usage for names in the Army, some individuals listed herein may not be shown under the name by which they were called in civilian life. For instance, a man listed herein as "Smith, William P." may have been known to his friends as "Paul Smith" because in civilian life he did not choose to use the name "William". In Army usage the first name is used in full and other given names follow in order as initials. Names prefixed. . . . and absolute correctness in the order of alphabetizing names does not govern after the tenth letter of a name. However, for all practical purposes the names will be in alphabetical order and cases will be extremely rare where a name will be more that one or two lines out of place."
"ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: Because of the tremendous number of individuals who have passed through the Army, serial numbers are fiven to prevent confusion. Using the name "William P. Smith" as above as an example, it was found that at the time of writing there were 84 men of this name in the Army, and several hundred men with the name "William Smith" with respect to initials. In attempting to identify one of this number much confusion could arise, and this is obviated by the use of a serial number."
"Serial numbers are assigned with great care and according to a set of regulations. Consecutive serial numbers, for example, are not assigned to twins since this might cause confusions of identity between two persons with the same birth date and same general physical characteristics."
"Generally speaking, numbers fall into two broad categories: simple seven or eight digit numbers (in a few cases fewer digits) for male enlisted personnel, and prefixed serial numbers for other personnel. Regular Army enlisted men who entered the service before the outset of Selective Service bear seven-digit or lower serial numbers, usually beginning with "6" or "7", as 6974426. Men who enlisted in the Army of the United States have eight-digit numbers beginning with "1", the second digit indicating the Service Command of origin. For example, the serial number 14066025 would indicate that the man enlisted in the Army of the United States in the Fourth Service Command (Southeastern U. S.). Men called into federally recognized National Guard service received eight-digit numbers beginning with "2", the third digit representing the Service Command: 20107656 indicates a National Guardsman from New England (First Service Command). Men inducted or enlisted through Selective Service were given eight-digit numbers beginning with "3" or "4", the second digit representing the Service Command. The prefixed serial numbers for other than male enlisted personnel carry a designated letter: O - (as in O-1574257) for male commissioned officers; W - for male Warrant officers; T - for Flight officers of the Army Air Forces; L - for commissioned officers of the Women's Army Corps; V - for WAC Warrant officers; A - for WAC enlisted women; R - for Hospital Dieticians, and M - for Physical Therapy Aides."
"GRADE: This is synonymous with the misnomer "rank", and the abbreviations which may be found in this book are as follows: GEN, General (four star); LT G, Lieutenant General, (three star); M G, Major General (two star); B G, Brigadier General (one star); COL, Colonel; LT C, Lieutenant Colonel; MAJ, Major; CAPT, Captain; 1 LT, First Lieutenant; 2 LT, Second Lieutenant; C WO, Chief Warrant Officer; WOJG, Warrant Officer Junior Grade; FL O, Flight Officer; AV C, Aviation Cadet; M SG, Master Sergeant; 1 SG, First Sergeant, T SG, Technical Sergeant; S SG, Staff Sergeant; TEC3, Technician Third Grade; SGT, Sergeant; TEC4, Technician Fourth Grade; CPL, Corporal; TEC5, Technician Fifth Grade; PFC, Private First Class; and PVT, Private."
"TYPE OF CASUALTY: This indicated by the symbol at the far right of each column. An individual who was killed in action, whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping, is designated "KIA". Persons who were wounded and later died are marked "DOW" -- died of wounds. Those who suffered fatal battle INJURIES as opposed to WOUNDS, in combat or in combat areas, and died in a line-of-duty status, are designated "DOI" -- died of injuries. Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide, or accidents outside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB" -- died, non-battle. Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are designated "FOD" -- finding of death. Missing persons are marked with the single letter "M"."
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"Patriotic organizations will find these lists of value in establishing or checking honor rolls in their communities. In this connection, it should be emphasized again that these lists are preliminary and will one day be superseded by a list which can be considered final. Changes in status may occur between the time of publication of these lists and preparation of new ones, and actuarial tables indicate that new names will be added. In some rare cases names of persons already dead may have been eliminated inadvertently from these lists."
The following comes from the U.S. Navy document:
"Inclusion of names in this State group has been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment."
"Casualties listed represent only those on active duty in the U. S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war. Casualties in the Unites States area or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide in any location are not included."
"This is a State summary taken from casualty lists released by the Navy Department, corrected as to the most recent casualty status and recorded residence of next of kin."
"Personnel listed as MISSING are under continuous investigation by the Navy Department, and therefore are subject to momentary status change. Many of these will be officially presumed or determined dead. Some will be found alive. The last official notice to next of kin will take precedence over this list."
"The WOUNDED tabulation represents a count by individuals and includes only those whose next of kin were officially notified during the war. It does not reflect the number of wounds inflicted by the enemy since many individuals were wounded more than once and many minor wounds were recorded only by Purple Heart awards in the fields of action. Complete data on all wounded naval personnel will be available later."
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