Etowah Veteran Killed in Sicily
Sgt. Ralph Lattimore is Dead of Plane Crash Injuries

Sgt Ralph Lattimore, 31, died November 9 of injuries sustained in an airplane crash in Sicily, according to a telegram from the War Department to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Lattimore of Etowah. Sgt. Lattimore was en route from Athens to Naples when the plane crashed during an emergency landing in Sicily.

Mr. and Mrs. Lattimore received a letter from Sgt. Lattimore on Saturday stating that he expected to arrive home soon. He entered the service May 11, 1942, and had been overseas 24 months. He was wounded twice in combat.

Surviving other than his parents are three sisters, Miss Kitty Lattimore of Etowah, Mrs. Ray Clemmer of Detroit, Mrs. Parker Rowland of Etowah, and two brothers, Copeland Lattimore of Riceville and James Lattimore of Athens.
-The Chattanooga Times, Friday, November 23, 1945.

Sgt. Lattimore was returned to his hometown and laid to rest at Green Hill Cemetery in Etowah.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 June 1914
  • Date of death: 9 November 1945
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Etowah
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Green Hill Cemetery, Etowah, McMinn County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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