Frank Erving Shell was born on 6 October 1913
Died 12 January 1944

First Lieutenant

1st Lt Shell was returned from Marzanello-Nuovo, Italy. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 399.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, Sunday 19 September 1948
The body of First Lt. Frank E. Shell, former football star at Chattanooga High School and the University of Chattanooga, who was killed in action in Italy Jan. 12, 1944, has been returned for burial here, arriving Tuesday. Lt. Shell fought with the famous 34th Division in North Africa and was in one of the most famous battles, the taking of Hill 609. In the invasion of Italy he as on the battlefront a Total of 65 days without relief. He was in command of his company when killed int he Battle of Cassino. Lt. Shell was born Oct. 6, 1913, and lives his entire life in Chattanooga. At Chattanooga High he made all-city footbal honors twice and at UC he was picked on the All-Dixie Team. After college he was a representative of the National Gypsum Company. He was an active member of Central Baptist Church, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Men’s Cotillion Club, Delta Chi Fraternity and the Fairyland Club. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Shell, 91 South Crest Road, and a brother, Barnard Shell, Bradenton Beach, Fla.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 October 1913
  • Date of death: 12 January 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Hill 609, Cassino
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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