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Marvin Chester Aaker


Marvin Aaker served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 735th Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.


Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Event Location Date
Born North Dakota, USA 12 July 1921

Parents: Gustav A. Aaker and Anna S. Aaker née Koldingness

Lived in Traill County, ND, USA October 1942
Enlisted Hastings, MN 55033, USA 26 October 1942
Buried Hatton, North Dakota January 1995

St. John's Cemetery, Hatton, North Dakota

Died Crookston, Minnesota 7 January 1995


Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 22:14:54 acbernstein1 Changes to middlename and events

Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2017 14:44:35 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

NARA enlistment record:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc