Joe C. Mitchell
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Joe C. Mitchell was born in
Arkansas in 1917. He was drafted into the Army
on July 7, 1942 at Santa Fe, New Mexico. His home of residence was listed
as San Juan County, New Mexico and his civilian occupation was listed as
Unskilled Occupations in Building of Aircraft. He had completed grammar school
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
Private First Class Mitchell is
listed in 22nd Infantry records as having Died Of Wounds
received in action, but without any date.
The Rosters of World War II
Dead Quartermaster General's Office shows that Joe C.
was temporarily buried in England, indicating that he died of his wounds in a hospital in England.
The application for his
headstone gives his date of death as August 8, 1944. It also
date of birth as August 3, 1923, which differs from the birth year recorded in his enlistment record.
Therefore this website believes
it would be accurate to state that Private First Class Mitchell
died in England on August 8, 1944 of wounds received in action in France.
Joe C. Mitchell was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Cambridge Cemetery, England and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Arizona.
Fort Defiance Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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