Army Serial number: 34502242
-Enlisted on December 23, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
-Siblings: Clyde R. Pettiford (twin), Pauline Pettiford, Charles A. Pettiford
-Sister-in-law: Grace Pettiford
-Niece: Deloris M. Pettiford
-Divorced before enlisting in the war
Claude J. Pettiford was born on 5 February 1911 to Joseph Oscar Pettiford and Sarah Ellen Graves. He maried Mary E. Huffaker on March 7, 1933 and was father of Betty Jo and Jimmy Ray. He was Killed in Action in 1944 at Tarawa Island, Gilbert Islands, Kinbali.