Marvin H Beiseker

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 31287 - 1Lt Marvin H Beiseker Jr...

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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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Texas Bronco
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Dallas, Texas

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

1943-01-04 Killed when aircraft was shot down by German fighters and crashed into the surf on Terschelling Island, Holland

Buried

Buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery, Plot O, Row 9, Grave 10

Revisions

Date27 Jan 2015 21:39:30
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

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.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:47
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15124, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 73, ABMC

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