William Hynes Marra

Military

Object Number - UPL 16274 - William H. "Deets" Marra Fair Haven, N.Y. Circa. 1944

Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11080280
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1995787
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39136243
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19089659 at enlistment, then O-717137
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Blues in the Night
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 September 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fulton, NY, USA 1923-06-05

Other

Interned (INT)

Switzerland 1944-09-05
Fulton, Oswego County, New York

Enlisted

1942-12-05 Syracuse, New York

Died

2004-12-15

Buried

William Marra rests at the Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Michigan

Revisions

Date19 Nov 2020 14:39:34
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft card
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date16 Nov 2020 09:40:44
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 8456

Date8 Jun 2015 09:39:16
ContributorEmily
Sources

Connected crew members. Their names were previously connected to photos added by Betz (Marra's Daughter)

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8456 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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