Private James B. Weaver
Durham Sun Newspaper
Date – Unknown
Durham Boy Killed in Western Europe Battle
Private James B. Weaver, 20 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Weaver of Route 2, Durham, was reported to have lost his life November 8 (1948)during military warfare in Western Europe, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents.
Weaver is believed to be the first Durham victim of the conflict ragging in the European theatre of war.
He attended Hillandale and Braggtown Schools here and enlisted in the Army Jan. 26 of this year.
Surviving in addition to his parents are five brothers, Winfred who is in service in Hawaii, Herman of Norfolk, Garland, of Greensboro, and Ed and Durant Weaver of Durham. Three sisters also survive. They are Mrs. Frank J Foreman, Mrs. Rowena Moore and Shirley Weaver, all of Durham.”
****there were no battles in Europe at this time, it appears that he was killed in an invasion of Algeria since that was the only operation going on during that period. The personnel defending that section of Algeria were the Vichy French****