William Glenn Crawley was born in Sale Creek, Tennessee to James Melvin Crawley and Laura Isabella “Belle” May.

Private William G. Crawley #34737626 US Army was assigned to the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. The division landed at Omaha Beach on the 6th of June 1944, D-Day. Private Crawley was killed in action on this date.

He is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer France, located at J,19,27.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 28 July 1944
Pvt. W. Glenn Crawley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Crawley, Sale Creek, was killed in action June 6, D-Day in France. Pvt. Crawley is survived by his parents, four brothers, Roy, M.W. and Eugene Crawley of Sale Creek and Pfc. Merle Crawley, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and five sisters, Mrs. L.J. Slatton, Mrs. William E. Woodward, Misses Wilma, Janette and Dorotha Deane Crawley.
Pvt. Crawley entered service July 6, 1943 and had been overseas since Dec. 23, 1943.
His brother S/Sgt James Merle Crawley was reported seriously wounded in action in Germany on March 15.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 August 1924
  • Date of death: 6 June 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Sale Creek, TN
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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