Joe Wheeler Loftis was born on 26 November 1924 in Soddy, Tennessee to Joe Wheeler Loftis and Edith Louise Hineman.
Died 12 June 1944

Infantry, U.S. Army

Pvt Loftis was initially buried at Ste-Mère-Eglise #1, Carentan.

Buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 318

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 26 July 1944
Pvt. Joe Loftis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Loftis, Soddy, Route 2, previously reported missing in action was killed in action in France June 12. He attended Soddy-Daisy School and was employed at the TNT plant prior to enlisting in the army in March, 1943. He was attached to a tank division, and is a brother of Hoyt and Willard Loftis of Soddy.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 November 1924
  • Date of death: 12 June 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Soddy
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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