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Marshall Bonner



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Born Houston, TX, USA 17 July 1911
Graduated West Point, NY, USA June 1933

United States Military Academy
Graduated 11th in his class
Commissioned 2nd Lt.

Died Floridsdorf, 1210 Vienna, Austria 26 June 1944

Colonel Marshall Bonnek was born on July 17, 1911 in Houston, Texas, the son of Thomas Hubbard and Ala Perryman Bonner. He graduated from San Jacinto High School in Houston in 1929 and entered the United States Military Academy in the same year. He graduated from the Academy in June 1933, went through flying training at Randolph and Kelly Fields, receiving his wings in October 1934. On June 2, 1942, at the Army War College, he married Kay Fechet, daughter of Major General J. E. Fechet, former chief of the Air Corps. In February 1944 he left for overseas as Commanding Officer of the 464th Heavy Bomb Group, which he had trained at Pocatello, Idaho. On June 26, 1944 he led his group on a raid on the Shell-Florisdorfer Oil Refinery, at Florisdorf, a suburb of Vienna. His plane was hit by flak and he became missing in action. He was finally declared dead by the War Department on November 12, 1945. He was awarded the Silver Star, Air Medal, and the Purple Heart, all posthumously. He is survived by his wife, Kay Fechet Bonner; his mother; and his sister, Margaret Bonner.

Buried 1945

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement des Vosges
Lorraine, France


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