Second Lieutenant James “Jimmie” Griffetts Martin Jr. died in a plane crash at Barrow, Florida on March 14, 1945 while in service.

The Chattanooga Times, March 15, 1945
Second Lt. Jimmie G. Martin Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Martin, 223 Hemphill Avenue, was killed in an airplane crash yesterday at Bartow, Fla., the War Department informed his parents. A graduate of Palmetto, Fla., High School, Lt. Martin was employed as laboratory technician at the Volunteer Ordnance Works before entering the air forces two years ago. He received his wings and commission at Napier Field, Dothan, Ala. In August, 1944, and later completed transition training with a P-40 fighter group at the field. He was stationed at the Bartow Army Air Field. He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Second Lt. S.S. Sopkin, army nursus’ corps; Mrs. C.B. Stewart Jr. and Miss Jeanne Martin, Chattanooga; grandparents, Hugh Martin, Nashville, and Mrs. Nora Lamb, Palmetto, Fla.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 January 1924
  • Date of death: 14 March 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Squadron S
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
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