John Londamood Bean was born 17 November 1912 to Jesse Walker Bean and Martha “Mattie” Washington Hartsook. He was the brother of Jessie Irene Bean and Floyd Raymond Bean. As a teenager, he worked as a clerk at the Iron Works, where his father worked as a laborer. Before joining the military, he married. He enlisted in the military on April 13, 1944 in Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He was married to Zelma Austin Willie Bean and had a daughter Mary Irene Bean.

Pvt Bean was brought to the Station Hospital at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia where he died 9 May 1945 of acute respiratory failure. He is buried at New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.


  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 November 1912
  • Date of death: 9 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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