|Birth: ||May 20, 1911|
|Death: ||May 17, 1983|
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wesley Marquis, one of a handful of Americans to escape from the notorious Stalag 17 Nazi prisoner of war camp, was to be buried today (May 20) with military honors.
Marquis, 71 died Tuesday at the VA Medical Center, His war career left him 100 percent disabled.
Born near Claremont, N.H., Marquis moved to Milwaukee in the 1930s. He enlisted in 1942 and became a top turret gunner with the 12th Air Force, which was then supporting U.S. troops in Italy.
On Sept. 21, 1943, on Marquis' 22nd mission, the left wing of his bomber was blown away over northern Italy. The crew parachuted.
(Source: Fairfield CA Daily Republic newspaper, Friday, May 20, 1983)
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