Marion Edward Funderburk

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 50551 - STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Charlie Giesen - CP/P, Donald McNeely - N, William Beckley - B, Raymond Ash - P KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: Stephen Moleck - G,...

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121.

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0716904
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-764647
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-712868
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13172193
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cheraw, South Carolina, USA 27 September 1923 Son of Daniel Winchester and Etta [Laney] Funderburk.

Enlisted

921 Atlas Rd, Columbia, SC 29209, USA 23 March 1943 Columbia, South Carolina

Died

St Vith, Belgium 24 December 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121.

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Horsham St Faith 24 December 1944 Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery Cheraw, Chesterfield County, SC Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Revisions

Date14 Jun 2021 21:43:59
Contributoracbernstein1
Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11121 / MACR 11121 & Page 275 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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