James William Bailey was the son of James Henry “Bud” Bailey and Gertrude (Gertie) M. Campbell.

James Bailey served on the LST 172. He is buried in Tennessee.

The Knoxville Journal, March 29, 1944
Memorial services for James W. Bailey, seaman first class, will be held at the Paw Paw Holley Baptist Church. Seaman Bailey, who died by accidental drowning Jan. 24, was accorded a military funeral by the Navy, with burial in a National Cemetery in the Southwest Pacific. Pictures of the funeral were sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bailey, and sisters, Miss Harriet Bailey and Mrs. Nina Pollard, all of Kodak. Seaman Bailey entered the Navy Thanksgiving Day of 1942. He was last home in March, 1943, and had seen almost a year of foreign service at the time of his death.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 March 1922
  • Date of death: 24 January 1944
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Kodak
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: LST 172
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Paw Paw Hollow Cemetery, Sevier County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Bottom Panel
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