John Douglas Hall was the son of Benjamin Franklin Hall and Lucinda Lou Lathrum.

Technical Sergeant John D. Hall was assigned to the 506th Parachute infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He died on 6 June 1944 during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

He was a passenger on aircraft C-47A with serial number 42-100819. They departed from Upottery, Devon, England on a Para-drop to France.

Returned from Blosville-Carentan, France. He is buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 440.

A Normandy association, the association picauville se Souvient, located in Picauville France is a few miles from the crash site of the C47. My brother was also aboard the plane. The above named association has set up a memorial to those who died on that flight. In addition, a French woman has purchased the crash site land and is in the process of building a memorial to the flight crew and paratroopers aboard the flight. She, assisted by a retired US army colonel, are attempting to locate relatives of all who were aboard the flight. My brother’s name was SALVATORE LAFERRERA. I would be honored to share all the information I have concerning the above. Richard Laferera tel: 443 942 2251

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 23 July 1944
Listed killed in action was T5 John D. Hall, husband of Mrs. Evelyn Hall, Rossville. A former employe of Peerless Woolen Mills at Rossville, Hall previously was listed as missing in action in France since June 6. In a War Department message received yesterday by his half-brother, Joe Fleury, 601 Chickamauga Avenue, Rossville, hall was reported killed in action on the same date. Hall was a member of the regular army during peacetime, and was called back to the service after completing his enlistment. He was a member of a paratrooper unit and had been overseas one year. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Hall of Rossville. Besides his half brother, he is survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Henley, Tracy City, Tenn.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 September 1914
  • Date of death: 6 June 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Rossville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 506th Parachute infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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