James D. Harris was born in 1924, Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tenneessee to William Grady Harris and Beatrice M. Shepherd. He joined the Air Corps of the Regular Army at Fort McPherson, Georgia on 10 June 1941. He died non Battle on April 4, 1945
Pvt. Harris is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France
The Knoxville Journal, September 29, 1942
Airplane mechanic – Filling an all-important job in the Army Air Forces is Corp. James Douglas Harris, 19, son of Grady W. Harris of 605 East Fifth Avenue. He is pictured working on one of the basic trainers intrusted to his care at Gunter Field, Ala. Corporal Harris enlisted in the Army Air Forces June 10, 1941.
- Rank: Private
- Date of death: 4 April 1945
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 367th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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