Headstone of Private James Whitley at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Private James Whitley at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of James Whitley

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

The headstone of Private James Whitley (ca. 1924-1944). A native of Orange County, Florida, Whitely was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Whitley is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. He was born to John Whitely and Rachel Whitley sometime around the end of 1924. As an African-American, Whitley grew up in segregated Orange County. He was drafted into the Army on February 9, 1943, and was assigned to a segregated unit in the 4255th Quartermaster Truck Company. Whitley's unit transferred to Hampshire, England, on June 30, 1944, where they managed supplies for the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. Whitley died during combat in France on September 12, 1944. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and a Purple Heart for his service.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Original color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 2010-08-07

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1.02 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson and published by Find A Grave.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and Find A Grave and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Project

Curator

Barnes, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Dwight Anderson

External Reference

"Pvt James Whitley." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Whitley&GSfn=James&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=7&GSob=n&GRid=56376324&df=all&.
"James Whitley." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTC4-NZK.
"James Whitley: United States World War II Army Enlistment Records." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMVK-BW1 (accessed October 20, 2015).
"James Whitley: United States Census, 1940." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTC4-NZK (accessed October 20, 2015).
"World War II Army Enlistment Records." National Archives. Last modified September 30, 2002. http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=168&cat=all&tf=F&sc=24994,24995,24996,24998,24997,24993,24981,24983&q=James+Whitley&bc=sl,fd&sort=24996%20desc&rpp=50&pg=1&rid=4950307&rlst=5191388,5184322,177367,4950307,5213432,5081800,6251237,6257171,1101903,5671352 (accessed October 8, 2015).

Transcript

JAMES WHITLEY
PVT 4255 OM TRK CO
FLORIDA SEPT 12 1944

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1 color digital image

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