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Joe Percy Sturdivant

Sergeant, Army

Born: April 2, 1918
Hometown: Roanoke City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: September 13, 1944
Died In: over England
Awards: Purple Heart

Sergeant Sturdivant served with the 548th Bomb Squadron, 385th Bomb Group, Heavy. He was a Left Waist Gunner on B-17 # 42-38064 “Half and Half.” He is buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Before the war, he attended National Business College and was employed by Burlington Mills Corp and Hercules Powder Company.

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