James Edward Bazemore was born in Cordova, Shelby County, Tennessee to Samuel Elbert Bazemore and Lela Bell Humphreys. He married Alice Elizabeth Gilbert in 1942.
2nd Lieutenant James E. Bazemore was assigned to the 169th Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division. At the time of his death the Division was involved in mopping up operations at the Ipo Dam area on the Island of Luzon, Philippines. He was killed in action on 27 May 1945, and is interred at D,8,201 Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 12 June 1945
Lt. James E. Bazemore, husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert Bazemore, 3810 Redding Road, was killed in action on Luzon, May 27.
Lt. Bazemore was commissioned at Fort Benning, Ga., in January, 1945. He had been overseas since February. An infantryman, he had been stationed at Fort Oglethorpe for two years. He entered the army in 1941. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Bazemore, live in Cordova, Tenn.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 19 May 1919
- Date of death: 27 May 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 169th Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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