11 Hurt in Japan
BEPPU, JAPAN (AP) A U.S. paratrooper was killed when
his chute failed to open and 11 were injured today in a training
exercise of the 508th airborne regimental combat team, the newspaper
Asahi said. Some 850 soldiers parachuted.
[St. Cloud Times, Saint Cloud, MN, 17 Nov 1955, Thu, Page 1]
JAMES S. POWELL
HAMILTON --- Services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at
the Zettler funeral home for Sgt. 3c James S. Powell, 19, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Powell, 2121 Pater av., who was killed Nov. 17 in Japan.
[Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH, 04 Dec 1955, Sun, Page 19]
[courtesy of Frank Flack]
Application For Headstone Or Marker
and resulting marker for Spc/3 James S.
Powell in Section WW2, Row 01, Grave 024, Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton
(Butler county), Ohio.
According to the application above,
James enlisted in the Army on 28 February 1955 but the earlier entry of
8 April 1954 was struck through. This may have been his initial
entry into service and the later date could reflect a re-enlistment.
Many men in his unit did rep-enlist to participate in Operation
Gyroscope, a mass deployment by air of the entire regiment to Camp
Chickamauga, near Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan.
HAMILTON, Nov. 21. --- S3/c James S. Powell,
19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey S. Powell. 2121 av., a paratrooper with
the 508th Airborne Infantry regiment, died last Thursday in Japan,
A message from the Department of Defense advised the youth's
parents of their son's death from head injuries. No details of how
he received his injuries was contained in the message.
Powell enlisted in the Fir Force [sic] in April. 1954. and trained at Ft.
Bragg, N. C. where he qualified as paratrooper.
Besides his parents, he is survived bv his grandparents, a sister, two
half-sisters and a half-brother.
[Dayton Daily News, (Dayton, OH, 21 Nov 1955, Mon. Page 10]
JAMES S. POWELL
HAMILTON --- Services for Sgt 3/c James S. Powell, 19, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Powell, 2121 Pater avenue, will be held at 2 p.m.
tomorrow at the Zettler funeral home. Sergeant Powell was killed Nov. 17
in Japan where he was serving with the 508th Airborne Infantry regiment.
[The Journal Herald, Dayton, OH, 05 Dec 1955, Mon, Page 3]