James Woodrow Norris was born on 16 November 1915, the son of Samuel Gilbert Norris and Willie Mae Meltabarger.
He Died of wounds 20 March 1944

30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Company L

Pvt Norris was returned from Nettuno, Italy. Buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B, 6704.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1948
Pvt. James W. Norris, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Norris of Millertown Pike, killed in action March 20, 1944 in Italy. He was a graduate of Horace Manard High School of Maynardville and member of Union Baptist Church, Luttrell. Employe of a local textile mill.
Survivors; parents; sisters, Mrs. J.C. Green, Mrs. Ellis Troutman, Mrs. Mildred Trout, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Turner, all of Knoxville, Mrs. william Karnack, Detroit; brothers, Gilbert of Luttrell, Ralph, Corryton, William of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 November 1915
  • Date of death: 20 March 1944
  • County: Union
  • Hometown: Luttrell
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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