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Marion L O'Neal


Shot down 30 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30210, Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, Good Conduct Medal


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30210

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [--W] Knettishall 15/6/43; Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Chas Penn, Bombardier: Frank Pelkowski, Flight engineer/top turret...


Event Location Date
Born Culloden, Georgia 2 April 1925
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 30 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
05 January 2021 22:41:05 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3264 / MACR 3264;">> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database