George Ezra Lindley was the son of James Edward Lindley and Martha Ellen Pierce. He was married to Ruth Sexton and the father of Martha Karen Lindley. He attended Knoxville High School and entered the service in May, 1942. He had been commissioned Second Lieutenant in the field artillery after completing OCS at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He had been promoted to First Lieutenant while serving with the Seventh Army in Alsace. Lt. Lindley went overseas in September, 1944 and was killed in action in Germany.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 11, 1945
George E. Lindley, holder of the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement,” has been promoted to first lieutenant while serving with the Seventh Army in Alsace. Lt. Lindley’s wife and year-old daughter, Karen live at 208 Garden Avenue, Fountain City. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Lindley, 210 Cecil Avenue. Overseas since last September, Lt. Lindley went in the service May, 1942.

The Knoxville Journal, April 28, 1945
First Lt. George E. Lindley was killed in action April 12 in Germany, the War Department has informed his wife, Mrs. Ruth Sexton Lindley of 208 Garden Avenue.
A liaison pilot with the Seventh Army, Lieutenant Lindley was awarded the Air Medal in February after overseas service since Sept.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 December 1918
  • Date of death: 12 April 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 495th Field Artillery Battalion, 12th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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