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ALBERT LESLIE FURR

Lineage:Herbert and Mary Furr, husband of Olive May Furr of Warmambool, Victoria, Australia



Flight Lieutenant
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (120th Squadron)
United Kingdom
Abt. 1913 to October 4, 1943
Missing (Runnymede Memorial, Surry, United Kingdom)

 

ARNET LEE FURR

Lineage:Freeman Glen Furr, Jacob Furr, William Furr, Jacob Furr, William Furr, Edwin Furr, William Furr, Thomas Furr, William Furr



First Lieutenant
U.S. Army Air Forces (457th Bomber Group, Heavy, 749th Bomber Squadron)
Veedersburg, Fountain County, Indiana
January 15, 1924 to November 8, 1944
Killed in action while piloting the
Boeing Flying Fortress B-17 "Arf & Arf" (mid air collision)
Missing (monument American Military Cemetery,
Margraten, The Netherlands)

 

ARTHUR JENNINGS FURR

Lineage:Henry Rufus Furr, Wilson Mathias Furr, Allen Furr, Paul Furr, Paul Furr, Heinrich Furrer



Technical Sergeant
U.S. Army Air Forces (1304th AAF Base Unit, Air Transport Command)
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
September 25, 1913 to August 28, 1942

Killed by a locomotive in Barrackpore, India

CHARLES P. FURR

Lineage:  James Herbert Furr, Charles Furr



Lieutenant Colonel
U.S. Army (88th Infantry Division, 351st Infantry Regiment)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
1918 to September 25, 1944
Killed during a skirmish with German troops
near Mounte Pratolungo in Castel Del Rio,
a small town in the mountains between
Florence and Bologna, Italy
Buried Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, South Carolina

FORREST L. FURR

Lineage:James Floyd Furr, Lemuel Furr, Lemuel Furr



Private
U.S. Army
Washington, DC

June 18, 1907 to February 13, 1943
Died non-battle

 

FRANK WRAY FURR

Lineage:  Ben Wray Furr, Randall Pierce Furr, Christian Jacob Furr, Leonard Furr, Heinrich Furrer



Corporal
U.S. Army Air Forces (987th Military Police Company, Aviation)
Jackson, Mississippi
April 29, 1917 to October 8, 1944
Died non-battle
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery

Cambridge, England

FRED DICKSON FURR

Lineage:  Clyde Furr



Private First Class
U.S. Army (66th Infantry Division, 262nd Infantry Regiment)
Concord, North Carolina
September 8, 1923 to December 25, 1944
Died in the sinking of the troopship S.S. Leopoldville
which was torpedoed in the English Channel
six miles north of Cherbourg, France
Missing (monument Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France)

FREDERICK WALTER FURR

Lineage:  son of Annie Furr of Bozeat, Northamptonshire



Telegraphist
Royal Navy (H.M. Submarine Unbeaten)
Bozeat, Northamptonshire
November 15, 1918 to November 11, 1942
Died in the sinking of H.M. Submarine Unbeaten which was
mistaken for a German U-boat while en route from the Bay of Biscay
to rendezvous at Bishop Rock and bombed by an RAFD Wellington, no survivors
Missing (Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom)

HAROLD C. FURR

Lineage: Henry Clayton Furr, Kemp Bayliss Furr, Moses Buckner Furr, Moses Furr, William Furr, Thomas Furr, William Furr



Sergeant
U.S. Army (3rd Armored Division, 33rd Armored Regiment)
Loudoun County, Virginia
1907 to September 12, 1944
Killed in Action
Buried Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium

HENRY E. FURR

Lineage:  William Furr



Private First Class

U.S. Army (501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division)
Arlington County, Virginia

September 21, 1924 to June 6, 1944
Killed in Action

Normandy, France

Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


JAMES (JIM) HICKEY FURR

Lineage:  Robert Nathaniel Furr, James M. Furr, Levi Lee Furr, Wilson Mathias Furr, Paul Furr, Paul Furr, Heinrich Furrer



Water Tender Second Class
U.S. Navy
Texas
1923 to August 10, 1945
Wounded at Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec. 1941, on board the USS Helena.

Was killed 6 July, 1943, when Helena was sunk by a Japanese submarine in the Battle of Kula Gulf.
Missing (monument Manila American Cemetery,
Manila, Republic of the Philippines within the limits of Fort Bonifacio,
the former U.S. Army Fort William McKinley)


JOHN DELTA FURR

Lineage:  Earnest Furr, Benton Furr, Bushrod Furr




Second Lieutenant
U.S. Army Air Corps (322nd Bomber Group, Medium, 451st Bomber Squadron)
Cleveland, Ohio (maybe West Virginia)
October 4, 1916 to August 6, 1944
Killed in the crash of Lt. George Smith's
Martin Marauder B-26 which was hit by
intense, accurate flak over a
fuel dump in the Foret d'Andaine, France.

KENNETH H. FURR

Lineage:Dock Furr, Gaines Furr, Davidson Furr, John Furr, John Dolan Furr, John Furr, Heinrich Furrer




Private

U.S. Army

Davidson County, North Carolina
December 26, 1923 to August 14, 1944

Killed in Action
France

MAURICE NEWTON FURR, JR.

Lineage:Maurice Newton Furr, Isaac Newton Furr, Jr., Isaac Newton Furr, Isham Furr, Leonard Furr, Heinrich Furrer




Private First Class

U.S. Army

Tunica County, Mississippi

March 25, 1923 to February 11, 1945

Killed in Action

OSCAR HARRY FURR

Lineage:




Machinistís Mate First Class

U.S. Navy

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

December 15, 1902 to November 13, 1942

Virginia

Killed in Action

Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

ROY MILNER FURR

Lineage:




Leading Cook (S)

Royal Navy (H.M.S. Melbreak)

United Kingdom

? to August 28, 1944

Killed when H.M.S. Merlbreak was bombed while participating

in the blockade of the port at LeHavre, France
Missing (Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom)

TEDD MCKINLEY FURR

Lineage:Jackson Lafayette Furr, Enoch Taylor Furr, Enoch Zackary Taylor Furr, Henry Furr, Jacob Furr, Heinrich Furrer  



Chief Carpenterís Mate (AA)
U.S. Navy (USS Oklahoma, BB-37)
Chicksaw, Alabama
1904 to December 7, 1941
Killed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Missing (monument Honolulu, Hawaii)

TROY LEE FURR

Lineage:  William Covington Furr, Willis Solomon Furr, William Martin Furr, Levi Lee Furr, Paul Furr, Paul Furr, Heinrich Furrer



Private First Class
U.S. Army (70th Infantry Division, 275th Infantry Regiment)
Cabarrus County, North Carolina
11 Jul 1923 to January 3, 1945
He entered service on March 10, 1944.
While serving as a machine gunner with the Heavy Weapons
Company, he was killed in action in France

WILBURN EUGENE FURR

Lineage:Mathias Franklin Furr, Mathias Furr, Tobias Furr, Henry Furr, John Furr, Heinrich Furrer



2nd Lieutenant
U. S. Army Air Corps (487th Bomber Group, 836th Bomber Squadron)
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
30 Jan 1920 to September 30, 1944

Co-Pilot, B-17G, Heavenly Body
Killed in action during mission to Bielefeld, Westphalia, Germany

WILLIAM C. FURR

Lineage:  Wife, Mrs. Lillian O. Furr



Sergeant

U.S. Army (32nd Infantry Division, 128th Infantry Regiment)
Arlington County, Virginia
? to March 29, 1945
Killed in Action
on the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines
Buried Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Republic of the Philippines within the limits of Fort Bonifacio,
the former U.S. Army Fort William McKinley

WILLIAM FRAZIER FURR

Lineage:  Esta Furr, William Meek Furr, Allison Furr, John Furr, Henry Furr, Heinrich Furrer



Staff Sergeant
U.S. Army (78th Infantry Division, 309th Infantry Regiment)
Aberdeen, Mississippi
July 10, 1921 to February 10, 1945
Hit in the shoulder by a piece of shrapnel
near the Schwammenauel Dam, Germany.
He was treated by a medic but died on the way to an aid station.
Buried American Military Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands

WILLIE RAY FURR

Lineage:  Marshall Lemuel Furr, Israel M. Furr, Farrenton Furr, Paul S. Furr, Henry Furr, John Furr, Heinrich Furrer



Private First Class
U.S. Army (85th Infantry Division, 337th Infantry Regiment)
North Carolina
1920 to June 3, 1944
Killed in Action
Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Nettuno, Italy

 

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