Billy South was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of Harvey Robinson Harve and Ollie B. South.
Service Number: 33528382

Killed during Operation Husky. USS LST-158 hit by German Ju-87 & 88 bombers; Ju-87 Stuka dropped a single bomb into the well deck that was full of munitions, fuel & vehicles causing a massive fire & explosions that lasted for several days, just off Red Beach, Licata, Sicily.

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery, Section 34, Site 4681-4684 (group burial), Arlington, VA

Unit campaigns:
Algeria-French Morocco, North Africa (8-11 Nov 1942)
Tunisia, North Africa (12 Nov 1942-13 May 1943)
Sicily (14 May-17 Aug 1943)

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 March 1922
  • Date of death: 11 July 1943
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Operation Husky
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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