1921

 

Ernest MARTEL

 

martel ernest
NUMBER OF SERVICE31150127
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1919
ETATMAINE
FAMILY

Parent : Henry &  Imelda MARTEL

Brother :   Arthur R MARTEL 

RANKTech Sergeant
FONCTIONRadio / Gunner
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT ME
DATE of ENLISTEMENT22 July 1942
  SQUADRON575th Bomber Squadron
  GROUP391st Bomber Group, Medium
ARMY9th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH5 July 1944martel ernest tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHForest - North of DREUX
DATA PLAN

B-26 Marauder - type C-45-MO - s/n 42-107811 O8*V

"Lady Godiva"

B26 MARAUDER

Macr: 6360

Mission: 108 - Senonches (28)

 Takeoff Station 166 Matching Green, Essex UK

Crash observed by T / Sgt William Matis

Shot by the flak around 10:30

Plane broken in half, partially evacuated at 8500 feet, the others did not have time to find their parachute

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
J2614
DECORATION

Air Medal + 7 OLC

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

am 7olc

Photo FDLM

victory medal

usaf 9af 391bg 575bs
STORY
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Crew of B-26 Marauder - type C-45-MO - s/n 42-107811 O8*V

"Lady Godiva"

 

1st Lieutenant Michael Robert PETRICH Pilot Prisoner One of the 168 Allied airmen deported to Buchenwald on 15/08/1944 and sent to Stalag Luft III of Sagan  O-684039 - Son of Anne Petrich, Long Beach, CALIFORNIA   - Initially escaped and arrested in Paris victim of Jacques Desoubrie - Interned in Fresnes (94) - 
2nd Lieutenant Robert R SULLIVAN CoPilot Dead  O-669809 - Son of Leon B. Sullivan, Industry, ILLINOIS  Evacuated but seriously injured while descending
T/Sergeant Edwin  G  INSLEY Bomber Dead MIA - Tablets Cim Brit Am St-James  33064534 - AM+6/PH - 25 ans  - Son of Nina W Insley, Baltimore, MARYLAND 
S/Sergeant Bryan B AMBROSE Mechanic Dead  34240010 - Son of Mrs Edward C. Ambrose Sr, Miami, FLORIDA
T/Sergeant Ernest  MARTEL Radio/Gunner Dead Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer  31150127 - AM+7/PH - Son of Ralph Martel, Saco, MAINE 
S/Sergeant Robert Reginald READ Gunner Prisoner Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow  32058677 -Husband of Marjorie V Read, Roselle, NJ
B26 2

Brother's

Ernest


Arthur R MARTEL

 

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER31152648martel arthur r tombe
AGE45 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1921
STATEMAINE
FAMILY

Parents : Henry &  Imelda MARTEL

Frère :  Ernest

RANKCorporal
UNIT654th Tank Destroyer BattalionME
DATE of DEATH23 May 1945
CEMETERYPlot B Row 48 Grave 16
Epinal American Cemetery
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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFrancecrashes39-45.net - Abmc.gov - Findagrave.com (Russel PICKETT) -  Cyrille MARIE - Aad.archives.gov - Association Forced Landing (PIERRE Jean et Jean-Luc GRUSON) - Monty McDANIEL
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud