Born 30 September 1919
Died non Battle 12 June 1942
Cpl Gee was killed in an airplane accident in Sarasota, Florida. He was the son of Luke Luther Gee and Cordie Goins. Buried at Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee.
The Emporia Gazette (Kansas)
Eight Army Fliers killed in crash
Sarasota, Fla. June 12 – Eight army fliers were killed and two injured early today when a four-engined bomber crashed into Sarasota bay. Major Gardiner Fiske, Sarasota air base intelligence officer, said the heavy ship had cleared the runway on a pre-dawn training flight and gone about a mile when it went out of control. It landed on its back in a foot and a half of water about 200 feet from shore and two of the crew were pulled from the wreckage with only minor injuries.
The dead were listed by Major Fiske as:
Second Lt. James H. Butler, Luxora, Ark.
Second Lt Hugh L. Kelley, Piattsburg, N.Y.
Second Lt. Alfred J. Wilkerson, Notasulga, Ala.
Sgt Robert S. Fulton, Hugo, Okla.
Corp. Jesse H. Greer, Bogue Chitto, Miss.
Corp. James R. Gee, Cleveland, Tenn.
Edwin J. Clark, New York City
Rosser H. Dilley, Yale, Okla.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 30 September 1919
- Date of death: 12 June 1942
- County: Bradley
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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