Corp Russell Oland Ratliff

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Corp Russell Oland Ratliff

  • Birth 1921 Kentucky, USA
  • Death 10 Oct 1943 Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
  • Burial Harold, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 100741772

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Oland Ratliff
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1922
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Home in 1930: Mouth Mud and Little Mud, Floyd, Kentucky
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: George Ratliff
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Gypsy Ratliff
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky

Household Members: Name Age
George Ratliff 31
Gypsy Ratliff 28
Raymond Ratliff 10
Oland Ratliff 8
Jack Ratliff 4


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Ratliff Russell O T/5 Co B Italy 10/10/43 KODY USA/KY
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Web: Boyd County, Kentucky, Ashland Daily Independent Obituary Index, 1922-1945, 1970-1973, 1998-2010
Name: Russell O. Ratliff
Publication Date: 3 Dec 1943
Publication Place: Harold, Med., KY
Death Date: Abt 1943
Notes: WWII Tech 5th Gr.


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T/5 Russel O. Rastliff was a pararooper in Company B 307th Airborne Engineers, 82nd Airborne Division. He was killed in a time bombe explosion in the barracks in Napoles, Italy, where his company was stationed.

It was 0830 hrs when the time bombs exploded, killing twenty three engineers.

T/5 Russel O. Ratliff was one of them. He was buried in the temporary American Naples Cemetery in plot-grave B-8-98. After the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the Ferguson Cemetery, Floyd County in Kentucky.

The Roll of Honor for the 82nd Airborne Division is available in a book, working on a second revised edition

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland


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  • Created by: Helen Collins
  • Added: 15 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100741772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Russell Oland Ratliff (1921–10 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100741772, citing Ferguson Cemetery, Harold, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Helen Collins (contributor 47660252) .