James Clifton Childress was the husband of Rose Mamie Desselles and father of James Clifford Childress.

The Weekly News, 17 February 1945
Technician Fifth Grade James Clifton Childress, age 29, was killed in action in Luxembourg on January 22nd, the War Department advised his wife recently. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Rose Mamie Desselle, and their 8-month-old son; his father William Childress of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This soldier was a member of the Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and had been overseas since October 1943. He had been in the service seven years and nine months and was a member of the regular army. In 1939 he was sent to Panama Canal Zone where he remained until 1942 when he was sent back to the States to enter school at Wadesboro, North Carolina, for special training in radio work.

  • Rank: Technician Fifth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 June 1916
  • Date of death: 22 January 1945
  • County: Bledsoe
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: St. Joseph´s Catholic Cemetery, Marksville, Louisiana
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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