James M. Owen
Killed on D-Day
Robert Russ Jr.
Tampa's latest war casualties today included one, killed, one missing and one wounded in action.
Pvt. James M. Owen, 21-year- old son of Mrs. Collette Owen, 305 E. Palm Ave., was killed on D-Day, June 6, in the invasion of France, his mother was notified by the War Department.
Private Owen enlisted in the service in October, 1942, and had been overseas since last December. He attended the Academy of Holy Names. Jesuit and Hillsborough High Schools, being graduated from the latter in 1939. Prior to entering the service he was a bookkeeper for Tampa Electric Co.
He has two brothers, Richard A. Owen, in the AAF, and Hugh Owen, a student in Wisconsin.
[The Tampa Times, Tampa, FL, Fri, Page 2]
Interment record and grave marker for Pvt James McKervey Owen at
Plot E Row 7 Grave
in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer,
James registered for the draft in
registered for the draft in Tampa, FL on 14 February 1942 and was
inducted into the Army at Camp Blanding, FL on 21 October 1942, the
very day that the regiment was activated at Blanding..
was killed in action on June 6, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart