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Denzel D Martin


Crew Number 94 Denzel Dale Martin was born 17 Jan 1914 in Cassville, West Virginia. He was the 4th son of Oliver H. Martin b. 9 July1860 and Lula E. Turner b. Feb 1883 and the great grandson of Col. John Fairfax 104th Va. Regiment 1814. After WWII Denzel married Evelyn A. O'Connor b. 1921 in Baltimore and raised 3 children in Baltimore City (Robert, John, Jane). He died in Baltimore 6 Oct 1985.


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30338 'Cabin in the Sky' 'Rough Group' 'Dorothy Dee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-P] Framlingham 11/7/43 CABIN IN THE SKY; re-named ROUGH GROUP then DOROTHY DEE; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/7/45;...



Date Contributor Update
09 February 2021 22:46:37 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2020 19:12:38 Kathy Martin Brown Changes to biography


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19 December 2020 19:04:35 Kathy Martin Brown Changes to service number, highest rank and role


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18 December 2020 16:41:53 Kathy Martin Brown Changes to nickname

Denzel D. Martin is in the back row on the viewer's right. He was the shortest member of crew #94.

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27 September 2014 18:06:52 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /