Dallas Roy Kelley was born at Newport, Tennessee, the son of Horace Kelley and Dicie Loveday. He was the husband of Emma Ileene Wallace.

He died non battle. Drowned during the invasion of New Guinea when the truck in which he was riding flipped off a causeway.

He was initially buried at the USAF Cemetery, Finschaffen #1 at British New Guinea. He was reburied at Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines, Plot D, Row 9, Grave 79.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 22 September 1944
Sgt. Roy D. Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kelley of Gatlinburg, was killed in New Guinea, Aug. 24, his parents have been notified. He had been in the Army since 1942 and overseas one month. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ileen Wallace Kelley of Clarksville, Tenn., two brothers, Pvt. Rufus B. Kelley of Camp Blanding, Fla., and William C. Kelley, overseas in the Navy, and a sister, Miss Ruth Kelley of Maryville.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 April 1919
  • Date of death: 24 August 1944
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Gatlinburg
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 346th Transportation Corps Harbor Craft Company
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Bottom Panel
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