MAJOR JAMES H. PITMAN was born in New Jersey in 1915 to Harold C. and Marion H. Pitman. His early years were spent in Camden NJ, where the family lived at 1271 Kenwood Avenue in the Parkside section of Camden. In 1920 his father was working as a commercial salesman in the dry goods industry, by 1930 he was working as a dry goods inspector in a cloth mill, and the family had bought a home on Atco Avenue in Atco, Waterford Township NJ. His family later moved to Pennsauken NJ. James H. Pitman was a graduate of Haddonfield (NJ) Hospital, Washington College, and West Point.
Major James Pitman was killed in action in France on September 18, 1944 in fighting not far from Epinal, France. He was survived by his wife, Theodosia B. Pitman, of Pasadena CA, his 15 month old sons, James H. Pitman, his parents Harold and Marion Pitman, of Pennsauken NJ, and a brother, Lt. Bruce Pitman, with an Army engineer unit overseas. Major Pitman listed a Pennsauken NJ address of 6757 Park Avenue.
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