Benjamin Floyd Lingerfelt Jr. was born on 23 March 1924, the son of Benjamin Floyd Lingerfelt and Emma “Ella” Lillian Smith.
Died 28 April 1944
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 326
Infantry U.S. Army
Pvt Lingerfelt was initially buried at the British Guinea, USAF Cemetery, Finschaffen #2.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 26 May 1944
Pvt. Benjamin F. Lingerfelt Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Lingerfelt of 1809 Lyerly Street was killed in action April 28 in Hollandia, New Guinea, the War Department notified next of kin yesterday.
Pvt. Lingerfelt, 20, was a machine gunner and entered service last May. He was a former employe of the Standard-Coosa-Thatcher Company here. American troops began a successful invasion of Hollandia April 24, according to news dispatches from the war zone, and spent several days subduing the Japanese who fled inland after spirited resistance. From the date of Pvt. Lingerfelt’s death it is assumed that he either died four days after being wounded in the initial assault, or was killed in subsequent fighting inland. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, Joseph, Levi and David Lingerfelt of Chattanooga and Sgt. Curtis Lingerfelt, on duty in Italy, and two sisters, Mrs. Zelma Smith and Mrs. Mazie Brooks of Chattanooga.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 23 March 1924
- Date of death: 28 April 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: Infantry
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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