James Lafayette Turner was born on 24 April 1922, the son of James Lafayette Turner and Typhene (Phene) Corvin.
Killed in Action 20 April 1945
Buried at Garrison Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

337th Infantry Regiment

The Chattanooga Times, June 3, 1945
Killed in action was S/Sgt James L. Turner Jr., 23, son of Mrs. Phene Turner and the late James L. Turner of Chattanooga. An employe of the Cavalier Corporation before entering the army in November, 1943, Sgt Turner was killed in action in Italy April 20, the War Department informed his mother. Assigned to the Fifth Army for the past 11 months, he won the praise of his officers when he, with five other Chattanoogans, took part in the capture of Mount Pratone in the Gothic Line. Holder of the Bronze Star medal, the combat infantryman badge, and the Good Conduct medal, he received his education in Chattanooga schools. He is survived by his mother; four sisters, Mrs. J.H. Lane and Mrs. C.L. McGuffey, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. O.W. Fain, 3114 Dodson Avenue; Miss Imogene Turner of Chattanooga; four brothers, Clyde, Roy, Crockett and Walter Turner, all of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 April 1922
  • Date of death: 20 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star medal, combat infantryman badge, Good Conduct medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Garrison Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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