Oscar Samples was born December 7, 1924 to George Bose Samples and Pearl Holt
He Death Apr. 7, 1944 in Alabama, USA

Newport Plain Talk, 20 April 1944
Oscar Samples, A.M.M. 3C, age 19, was killed in a plane collision near Oak, Ala., April 7. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Open Door church, with Rev. Jud Holdway and Rev. Otis King officiating. Burial was in Dunn cemetery at Edgemont. The State Guards were in charge of the funeral. Survivors are sisters Mrs. Ted Gregg and Mrs. James Murray of Newport Mrs. Roy Gorman of Johnson City three brothers, Ted Samples of Newport Holly of the Army Air Corps, Camp Luna, New Mexico, and Lester of the Army somewhere in England.
Pallbearers were sailors Joe Balor, Kermit Smithpeters, Johnnie Hightower, Clyde O’Neil, Jr., Earl Sutton and C.A. Mayfield.
Flowerbearers were Katherine Gregg, Mrs. Sanford Barnes, Mrs. Alf Helton, Mrs. Earl Tate, Misses Vegie [sic] Shropshire, Lorene Miller, Jettile Dawson, Pearl Holt, Edith Lindsey, Edna Holt, Aileen Brown and Thomesene Webb.—-

One Dies When Planes Collide in Mid Air
PENSACOLA, Fla., April 10, 1944–The Naval Air Station public relations office today announced that AMM 3C Oscar Sample, of New Port, Tenn., was killed in a collision of two planes near Oak, Ala. The Pilot of the plane in which Sample [sic] was a passenger and the pilot of the other aircraft, parachuted to safety.

The Anniston Star Anniston, Alabama- April 10, 1944

Note U S Naval Air Corps

Dunn Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee, USA

  • Rank: Aviation Machinist's Mate, Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 December 1924
  • Date of death: 7 April 1944
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Newport
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Dunn Cemetery, Cocke County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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