Jack Trovis Collette was born 5 November 1913, the son of Leslie Blaine Collette and Cora Virginia Atkinson. Husband of Merle Belle Snyder.
He died 21 March 1945. 1st Lt Collette was initially buried in Hamm-Luxembourg.

First Lieutenant
3rd Radio Br. Company, 3rd Army

The Daily Mail 5 April 1945:
1st Lt Jack Collette was killed in action in Germany on March 21st. The husband of Mrs. Merle Snyder Collette, 308 South Potomac street, the officer was a member of the Psychological Warfare Branch of Patton´s 3rd Army, and had been awarded three Bronze Stars.

The Morning Herald, 19 April 1949:
Lieutenant Collette reburied Monday. The body of 1st Lt Jack T. Collette has been returned to the States and was reburied Monday in the Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee. His wife, Mrs. Merle Belle Collette, 925 Oak Hill avenue, left Sunday to attend the services. Lt Collette was killed in action near Mainz, Germany, on March 21, 1945. At the time he had been serving for about a year with Patton’s Third Army, and had been on active duty since 1940. Surviving besides his wife, are mother, Mrs. Cora Collette, a sister, Mrs. Russel Barrick, and a brother Leslie Collette, all of Morristown, Tennessee

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 November 1913
  • Date of death: 21 March 1945
  • County: Grainger
  • Hometown: Bean Station
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Radio Br. Company, 3rd Army
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Three Bronze Stars
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
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