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Marshall Banta


Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-17 #42-5861 'Laden Maiden'. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5861 'LADEN MAIDEN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/3/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-J] Thorper Abbotts 8/6/43 STUD DUCK; renamed before crash landed base with Owen Roane (10 Returned to Duty) u/c collapsed 2/8/43;...


Event Location Date
Born Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 30 December 1943
Died 30 December 1943
Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1944

Plot A Row 21 Grave 42
Epinal, France


Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 22:49:15 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Really added a connection to the 100th BG this time.

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 22:47:48 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added a connection to the 100th BG, a Buried event and a S/N per data at Fold3.

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 22:07:34 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2020 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database