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Norman Niles Yates

Norman Niles Yates

Male 1924 - 1944  (19 years)

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  • Name Norman Niles Yates 
    Born 17 Dec 1924  Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1944  Florence, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Warrick, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2944  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2009 

    Father Barney Yates,   b. 23 Feb 1883, Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1953, Selvin, Warrick, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Emma Elizabeth Weathers,   b. 22 Jan 1887,   d. 25 Jan 1940, Chrisney, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1905  Jasper, Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Norman was killed in action during WWII in Florence, Italy. First was buried in Italy and then body returned to states.

      U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Name: Norman N Yates Birth Year: 1924 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Indiana State of Residence: Indiana County or City: Warrick Enlistment Date: 24 Aug 1943 Enlistment State: Indiana Enlistment City: Evansville

      Private Norman N. Yates

      Huntingburg, Indiana December 2nd

      The body of Private Norman Yates, who was killed in Florence, Italy, during WWII, will arrive at noon Friday and will be taken to the home of his father Barney Yates, at Selvin.

      Funeral services will be held at 2 O'clock Sunday afternoon at the Selvin Methodist Church, the Rev. Mr. Pullis officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

      Surviving besides the father are three sisters, Mrs. Edith Miller of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Mrs Ida Evans, of Plano, IL, and Mrs. Hazel Roedel, of Booneville, and seven brothers, Clee of Holland, IN; Clifford and Emit of Selvin; Albert of Columbus, IN; Adren of Indianapolis; Darold of Evansville and Harold of Aurora, IL. He was serving with Company "E", 339th Infantry, 85th division, US Army at the time of his death.

      10 September: 85th Infantry marches through Florence and northward toward the Apennines Mountains in preparation for assault on the German held "Gothic Line".

      13 September: Attack on the Gothic Line at Mount Verruca located east pf Il Giogo Pass and hill masses south of the height. H-hour at 6:00 AM, the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 339th Infantry step off and come under heavy fire.

      14 September: Battle for Hill 732 begins. F Company makes several assaults with no success. I Company ordered to the action at Hill 732 to make further attempts on the fortified hill. B Company is over extended in their attack. In a surprise counterattack, the company is badly mangled and two platoons nearly wiped out.

      October 6, 1944

      Mrs. Ida Yates Evans
      327 East Clark St.
      Plano, IL

      Hello Ida:

      Well here I am trying to write you a few lines to see how you folks are getting along, and sure hope you are well. As myself I am in the hospital and your brother Yates I guess you have heard about him. All I can say is he is resting forever. And please don't ask me about what happened to him until 90 days and after 90 days is up I can tell you anything you want to know.

      What are you doing these days? Guess you are working hard as usual and going to some nice dances, and if I ever live to get back I am coming to visit you folks as Yates and I had planned to do. And Ida write just as often as you can for sure am glad to get letters from you. Well I guess it is time for me to say goodby and answer soon. A friend, Eugene Sims

      PFC. Percy E. Sims
      #SN 35690162