James Merritt Barksdale
Staff Sergeant, Army
Hometown: Albemarle County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 7, 1941
Died In: Wheeler Field, Hawaii
Awards: Purple Heart, Armed Forces Seal
Staff Sergeant Barksdale was killed in action on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was stationed at Wheeler Field with the 6th AAF Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group.
He is buried in Hillsboro Cemetery, Albemarle County, Virginia.