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Marion Wayne Keller

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Frederick Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944, Marion W. Keller Crew. 34 combat missions.

  • Edward Ambach

    Military | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Colwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marion Keller crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Wayne Downs

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marion Keller crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Everett Haskett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marion Keller crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Phillips

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Harold Trzynka

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

  • 43-37990 PARKER'S MAD HOUSE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 23/7/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 3/10/44 with John Mock, Co-pilot: Alex Milne, Navigator: Arthur Allen, Bombardier: Walt Puchalski, Flight...

  • 44-8008

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 12/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 385BG [---Q] Gt Ashfield 10/7/44; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 13/8/44; Missing in Action Plauen 19/3/45 with Bill Kramer, Emmett Culhane, Chas Fell, Walt Robitzki,...

  • 44-8211

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 11/7/44; Langley 9/8/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned PFF 546BS/384BG [BK-Z] Grafton Underwood 30/9/44; transferred 365BS/305BG Chelveston 9/5/45; with Gaylord Booth in taxi accident at Schweinfurt A/fd, Germany 20/6/45; Salvaged.

  • 44-8668

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/11/44; Hunter 12/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-V] Grafton Underwood 3/1/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tiffin, OH 17 January 1918

Son of Monroe and Edith M Keller.

Married 5 February 1939

Married Mable Elizabeth Candel.

Based Grafton Underwood August 1944 – April 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Wadsworth, OH 16 September 2003
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina County, OH 19 September 2003

Woodlawn Cemetery
Wadsworth,
Medina County, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2020 18:37:39 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/681741441
https://www.fold3.com/image/117322101
https://www.fold3.com/record/35780185-marion-w-keller
https://www.fold3.com/record/713403824-keller-marion-wayne
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=2059
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77704565/m_-wayne-keller

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=k...

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