Herbert Carson Babelay was born 8 March 1920, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, the son of Auguste Gustave Babelay and Katherine Elizabeth Denton. He Died non Battle on 14 April 1945 in Germany
466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Airborne Division
Buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, N, 13, 12

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The Knoxville News-Sentinel, April 30, 1945
Technician Fifth Grade Herbert C. Babelay, paratrooper with the 17th Airborne Division, was killed in Germany April 11, according to a War Department telegram to is parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Babelay, 1959 Branson Avenue. He was 25. Cpl. Babelay, a graduate of Stair Technical High School, had been in service four years and overseas 10 months. He was formerly employed by American Aluminum Company at Alcoa. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Surviving, besides his parents, are a 3 ½ year old son, Herbert Jr., two sister, Mrs. Mona B. Ward, Knoxville, and Mrs. J.B. Miller, Oakland, Calif., and two brothers, Sgt. Fred V. Babelay, with the AAF at Gulfport, Miss., and Pfc. James D. Babelay, France.

  • Rank: Technician 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 March 1920
  • Date of death: 14 April 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Robert L. Block

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