James W. Martin participated in the invasion of Normandy, France with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.
Buried at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, J, 3, 8.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, July 24, 1944:
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Martin, 337 East Emerald Avenue, received word today that their son, Pvt. James W. Martin, reported last Friday as missing in action, was killed in France on June 6, 1944. Pvt. Martin was drafted into service last year, only a short while before he would have graduated from Knoxville High School.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 29 January 1925
- Date of death: 6 June 1944
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Normandy Campaign
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: Ralph Martin
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