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Sgt James E Birt
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Sgt James E Birt

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 18 Apr 1945 (aged 25–26)
Japan
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56115496 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until April 19, 1946, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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James served as a Sergeant, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 27, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the production of cement and also as Single, without dependents.

James was declared "Missing In Action" on Ie Shima during the war.

He was awarded the "Bronze Star" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31110898

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56115496
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt James E Birt (1919–18 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56115496, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .