|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1945, Philippines|
Killed in Action
PFC Co B 2oth Inf.,6th Div,WWII
Buried North Platte Cemetery, July 21, 1948
Pfc James Everett Carr
April 6,1924-March 25,1945
James Everett Carr was born April 6, 1924 in Hastings. He was a young child when his father, Edward Carr moved the family to North Platte to join the firm of Hoagland & Hoaglund, attorneys at law. James had one sister, Virginia.
James graduated from North Platte High School with the class of 1942 at mid-semester. According to the 1942 High School Roundup, "Jim" was studying hard to be a chemical engineer. After high school, he attended Wesleyan University for one year before entering the service in January 1943.
James became a member of Company B., 20th regiment, Sixth Infantry division. This unit was attached to Mat-Batangas, Luzon Island in the Philippines. James briefly returned to the United States in November 1944 to take his examination for entrance into West Point. During his four weeks in the states, he spent three weeks in North Platte with his parents. After this leave, he rejoined his company in the South Pacific.
An assault on Luzon was launched as planned, on Jan. 9, 1945, code-named S-day. Approximately 175,000 troops landed along the 20 mile beachhead. By March, the Allies took control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon. Small groups of remaining Japanese forces retreated to the mountainous areas of the island, where they were besieged. Pockets of Japanese soldiers held out in the mountains—most ceasing resistance with the unconditional surrender of Japan, but a scattered few held out for many years afterwards. Casualties were stunningly high for both sides. Japanese losses were 205,535 dead, with 9,050 taken prisoners. Allied losses were far lower, with 8,310 dead and 29,560 wounded.
James Carr was killed in action on March 25, 1945.
The North Platte Bulletin Sept 19,2011
Edward E. Carr (1891 - 1959)
Cerise E. Murrish Carr (1899 - 1980)
North Platte Cemetery
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