Service: U.S. Army, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
William Kirby was initially buried at Marzanello Nuovo Cemetery at Marzanello Nuovo, Italy and reburied at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, Plot F, Row 8, Grave 42.

Born in 1920
Enlisted on September 16, 1940, in Knoxville, TN
Mother: Bessie M. Kirby
Siblings: Philip A. Kirby and Mary E. Kirby

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 2, 1946
Sgt. Kirby, son of Mrs. Bess Kirby, Sevier Avenue, was killed in action Dec. 12, 1943, near Venfro, Italy, while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. He had been previously wounded in Sicily and had been awarded the Purple Heart/

  • Rank: Technician 4th Class
  • Date of death: 12 December 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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