Marvin L. MILAM

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE18064116
AGE22 ans
DATE OF BIRTH1921
ETATGrayson TEXAS
FAMILYSingle
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTAthletes, sports instructors, and sports officialsTX
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 16  December 1941 Dallas TEXAS
 SQUADRON360th Bomb Squadron
 GROUP303rd Bomb Group
ARMY8th US Air force
DATE OF DEATH3 January 1943milam marvin l tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLa Baule-Escoublac - Foret d'Escoublac
DATA PLAN 

B-17 Fortress - type F-27-BO - s/n 41-24620 PU*O

"Snap! Crackle! Pop!"

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Macr: 15464

Mission: #28-8thAF / #9-BG - Attaque base sous-marine de St-Nazaire (44) (lien C Dannau)

Take off Molesworth , Cambridgeshire UK - Monument erected in 1995

Shot by fighters and flak - Around 11:40

100 m from the villa "La grande dune" - partially evacuated plane

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Plan du Cimetière Américain de St James

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
N816
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

 

Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

 

usaf  8air force  303bg 360bs
STORY
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Crew of B-17 Fortress - type F-27-BO - s/n 41-24620 PU*O

"Snap! Crackle! Pop!"

 

First Lieutenant Arthur I ADAMS Pilot Dead - Elgin Cem. Oregon,

O-435845 - 22 ans 

Fils de John William et Emily Jane (Law) Adams

Second Lieutenant Gene A WITTERSTETTER Co Pilot Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James O-661910 - PH - WISCONSIN
Second Lieutenant Glen M HERRINGTON Navigator Prisoner  O-728210 - Parachuted - Amputation of a leg
Second Lieutenant Michael Lawrence Jr "Mike" LIBONATI Bomber Dead - Vacaville-Elmira Cem. Solano Co, California O-726925 - 24 ans - Vacaville, CALIFORNIA
Tech Sergeant Dennis C HART Mechanic/Gunner Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 20830612 - PH - OKLAHOMA
Tech Sergeant Alfred M UNION Radio Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 34200318 - PH - 36 ans - FLORIDA
Staff Sergeant Alan Eugene MAGEE Gunner Prisoner - Hospitalized seriously injured thenStalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf  12049846 - 24 ans - NEW JERSEY
Staff Sergeant James Ira GORDON Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 18057511 - Né le 22/10/1923 - TEXAS
Staff Sergeant Edward W DURANT Gunner Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 37011803 - PH - KANSAS
Sergeant Marvin L MILAM Gunner Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 18064116 - PH - 21 ans - TEXAS
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A short history of the crash

The plane was hit once at the level of the ventral turret.
Sgt Magee, injured, pulled out to find that his parachute was unusable.
The plane was again affected much more seriously and went into a spin.
He was then at 20000 feet.

Three men were able to jump, Lt Herrington, Sgt Gordon and Sgt Magee without his parachute.
Sgt Magee landed on the glass roof of the St-Nazaire train station, and remained in metal joists.
With 28 serious injuries (severed arm, perforated kidney and lung, leg and ankle fractures etc.), but alive.
Hailed by a German doctor, he was able to keep his arm.

After a month and a half of hospitalization, he was transferred to a prison camp.
He died at the age of 84.

 

 41 24620 stele  41 24620 stele 1

Stéle in La Baule-Escoublac near the forest


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFrancecrashes39-45.net - Check-six.com  - AérostelesAad.archives.govFindagrave.com - Abmc - Frédéric LAVERNHE
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