James Willard Scarbrough was the son of John Alexander Scarbrough and Hennie May Henry. Husband of Ella Dee Hoover and father of Carson Scarbrough.

He was in the Army three years and overseas two years. A tank Driver, he had participated in three invasions. He served with the 5th Army in Italy and the 7th Army in France. T/5 Scarbrough was returned from Epinal, France.

Crossville Chronicle, March 1, 1945
Cpl. James Willard Scarbrough, husband of Mrs. Ella Dee Scarbrough and son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Scarbrough, Maryville, has been reported killed in action in France, Jan. 18th. He had been in the Army three years and overseas two years.
Cpl. Scarbroughwasa tank driver. He had served through three invasions and was with the Fifth Army in Italy and the Seventh Army in France. He has a brother serving in the Navy who has served 10 months overseas. He is survived by his wife and small son, Carson, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Scarbrough, one brother, Joe Lee, three sister, Mrs. Robert Crain of Clinton, Mrs. Orvill Jackson and Mrs. Floyd Miller, both of Dayton, Ohio.

  • Rank: Technician Fifth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 April 1919
  • Date of death: 18 January 1945
  • County: Cumberland
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 191st Tank Divison
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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