Marvin H Beiseker JrMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17F 41-24589 'Texas Bronco' while serving as Bombardier. Aircraft was damaged by flak on a mission to bomb the port area of Emden, Germany (last resort) then attacked by German fighters. ME 110s and JU88s. Beiseker was killed in the plane by the fighters. The pilots crash landed on the beach at Terschelling, Holland and destroyed the plane. 2 were killed and the other 8 became Prisoner of War (POW)s. listed at Stalag 3 in Sagan-Silesia (now Poland) originally then moved to Nuremberg Langwasser.
Purple Heart, Air Medal
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Killed in Action (KIA)
|4 January 1943||Killed when aircraft was shot down by German fighters and crashed into the surf on Terschelling Island, Holland|
|Buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery, Plot O, Row 9, Grave 10|
Lee Cunningham 27-Jan-2015. Added decorations, made connection to Place and Mission within existing website data; Corrected role to Bombardier per 91BG/323BS Daily Report of 4-Feb-43; Added KIA and SN event per MACR 15124. Edited Biography adding crew position and target information per "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.; Added NOTE of data from Paul Andrews, Project Bits N' Pieces.