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Martin E Marzolf

Military

Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 5-Dec-43 in B-24 42-40738. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2351

Awards: AM, PH, American Campaign, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Service

People

  • Robert McNair

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40738. Shot down 5 December 1943 in B-24 42-40738 'Fightin' Sam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

  • 42-40738 - The Oklahoman

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator bomber, 42-40738, named, The Oklahoman, was in the 566th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force, from Britain. The pilot, Lt. John C. "Jack" Martin, who named, The Oklahoman, was, appropriately, from Tosamingo,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 149

    5 December 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 216 B-17 from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (10); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (21); 351BG (35); 379BG (21); 381BG (30); 384BG (20); and 301BG (20)...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Missouri 1923

Son of Martin E Marzolf.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 5 December 1941

Los Angeles, California

Based Hethel 1943 – 5 December 1943

Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in Action (KIA) France 5 December 1943

Shot down 5-Dec-43 in B-24 42-40738. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2351

Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot O Row 3 Grave 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 16:30:07 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56349555/martin-e-marzolf

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 15:47:59 decwriter Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

SSgt Marzolf earned the ACM and the EAME Campaign Medal with at least one bronze service star.

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 15:40:01 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56349555/martin-e-marzolf

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 15:26:02 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28615434
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https://www.fold3.com/record/84958812/martin-e-marzolf-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529920565/martin-e-marzolf-american-battle-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56349555/martin-e-marzolf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2351 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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