J.D. Sanders was born 15 September 1923
Enlisted on June 3, 1943, in Camp Forrest, TN
Died non Battle 27 August 1945
Buried at Harris Chapel Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 23, 1945
Pvt J.D. Sanders was killed in an accident in Germany on August 28, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Pearl Sanders, 511 East Church Street. Ne Details of the gunshot wound which caused his death were learned by his family. Pvt. Sanders had been in the service more than two years and had been overseas about 18 months. He was a truck driver with Gen. George Patton’s Third Army. Two brothers, Pfc. Thomas W. Sanders and Cpl. L.C. Sanders, are still in the service overseas.

The Knoxville Journal, 29 October 1948
Pfc. J.D. Sanders, who was killed in action in World War II overseas. Body arrived in Knoxville October 27 from overseas. His home address was 511 East Church Avenue. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Pearl Sanders; one sister, Mrs. Henrietta Moss; five brothers, Thomas, L.C., Edward, Anthony and Wiley; three aunties,; two uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 September 1923
  • Date of death: 27 August 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 399th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Harris Chapel Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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