Elmer Singleton was killed on the Beaches at Normandy. He was initially buried at Ste-Mère-Eglise No. 2 at Carentan, France. Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on November 12, 1948 (Section B Plot 3788-B)

Born in Harlan County, Kentucky
Enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 9, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Grandmother: Sarah Singleton
Parents: Charles and Ruth Larkin Singleton
Siblings: S2 Eldon Singleton, Elbert Singleton, and Robert Singleton
Uncles: John Singleton and James Singleton

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1944
Pfc. Elmer Singleton was killed in action in France, July 10, according to a telegram from the War Department received by his mother, Mrs. Ruth Singleton, 1622 Davanna Avenue. Pfc. Singleton entered service in June, 1943, and has been overseas about seven months. Before joining, he was employed by the American Bakery. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Seaman Elden Singleton, somewhere in the Pacific, and Billy and a sister, Mary Ruth.

The Knoxville Journal, Nov. 9, 1948
Pfc. Elmer, age 19, was killed in France, July 10, 1944. Served in Company C, 47th Infantry. Before entering the service he was employed by American Bakeries. Elson, age 17, died November 10, 1944 of injuries received in service in Pacific area just four months after his brother Elmer was killed in France. He was employed with the American Bakery before entering service. Survivors: mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McBrayer; sister, Mary Ruth Singleton; brothers, Billy and Larry Bruce Singleton, all of Knoxville. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Singleton, Thorn Grove.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 January 1925
  • Date of death: 10 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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