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PFC Gerald Bernard Finney

PFC Gerald Bernard Finney

Birth
Tuskegee, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Jul 1943 (aged 22)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Plot SECTION 18, SITE 36
Military PFC, US ARMY
Memorial ID 649093 · View Source
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JOPLIN GLOBE, JOPLIN, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1943, PAGE TWO

HIWASSE MAN REPORTED AS KILLED IN ACTION
Bentonville, Ark., Aug. 30--Gerald B. Finney, 22 years old, of Hiwasse was killed in action in the Southwest Pacific area July 27, his father, E.E. Finney, Benton county farmer, was notified today by the war department. A machine gunner, Finney had been in service two years and two months. Two brothers are in military service.

JOPLIN GLOBE, JOPLIN, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1943, PAGE SEVEN

HIWASSE YOUTHS, KILLED IN ACTION, ARE HONORED
Hiwasse, Ark., Sept. 8--Private Gerald Bernard Finney and Private First Class Floyd Cochran, who were killed in action in the South Pacific and who were the first casualties from Hiwasse, were honored at a community memorial Service Sunday afternoon at the Christian church.

Private Finney, 22, who was killed July 27, was a son of Eldridge E. Finney. He was a machine-gun operator, and was in the service 26 months. He is survived also by three brothers, James and Ellery Finney, who are in the service, and Albert Finney of Hiwasse, and by three sisters, Mrs. Paul Presley and Misses Bessie and Dorothy Finney.

Private First Class Cochran, 25, who was killed August 1, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Cochran and was in the service two years. He also is survived by three brothers, Sergeant Elmer A. Cochran, in the army, and Alva and Carl Cochran of Hiwasse.

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIC ACKERMAN


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  • Maintained by: Don J
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 649093
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Gerald Bernard Finney (25 Dec 1920–27 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 649093, citing Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Don J (contributor 47106048) .