Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Frank Salvatore Marcera

Military

Service

People

  • Melford Abraham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Missions from 4/19/44-9/9/44; 18 missions as co-pilot, 15 missions 1st pilot, own crew. Longest mission--Brux, CzeckoslovaKilled in Action (KIA) 5/12/44; Roughest mission--Leipzig, Germany 8/16/44. Finished full tour 33 missions (lead crews flew only...

  • Virgil Deckard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Lennox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Waddell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

Show more

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 42-31887 'Big Casino'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 15/2/44; 336BS [ET-K], transferred 335BS [OE-F] 21/10/44; 103m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45 with Carlyle Schaad, Co-pilot: Theo Flora, Navigator: John Keeney,...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-97334

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 4/4/44; on 24/5/44 with Frank Cobb, Co-pilot: John Waddell, Navigator: Lloyd Krueger, Bombardier: Walt Weakland, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim...

  • 42-97383 N-NAN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium...

  • 43-38333 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 12/8/44; with C.E. Willis force landed A-82 Rouvres, Fr 20/2/45; 73m, crash landed base with ?, non op 6/5/45; ditched North Sea with Roger Sundin 26/5/45....

  • 43-38899

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 6/10/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-N] Horham 17/10/44; 8m, Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Jim Taylor, Co-pilot: Ron Piper, Navigator: Bill Haile, Bombardier: Alan Beers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed...

  • 44-6583 Cadet Nurse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 13/10/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with R. Lee Young, #2 feathered, crash landed near A-78 AF Florennes, Bel; 9RTD; 39m, sal 28/2/45. CADET NURSE.

Missions

  • 511

    2 August 1944

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 529

    7 August 1944

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 575

    26 August 1944

Show more

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mt. Morris, NY 8 August 1922
Enlisted Rochester, NY 17 November 1942
95th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield, UK 2 August 1944 – 7 January 1945

10 - VJ Deckard Crew
15 - Leslie Lennox Crew
6 - JD Waddell Crew
1 - Abraham Crew
1 - Cotner Crew

Died Rochester, NY 25 January 2001
Buried Rochester, NY 29 January 2001

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot
Section: A/FRAN - St. Francis of Assisi ASM Plot: 41 Grave: F1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2020 02:57:20 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=3056054
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/4191
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=3904895...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174177669/frank-s.-marcera

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

Share