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Birth: Feb. 26, 1922
Matagorda County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1944
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France

Corp. Marvin Stallings was a member of Company I, 3d Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

In the early morning hours before the D-Day invasion on Jun. 6, 1944, Corp. Stallings and 17 other members of his company were on board a U.S. Army Air Forces C-47A Skytrain (#42-100905), code-named Chalk 15, for a drop as part the Normandy landings. Chalk 15 was one of three aircraft specially selected to carry additional munitions for the troopers and was carrying TNT in wing loads. Over the drop zone, German anti-aircraft fire hit the aircraft which igniting the TNT and sent the plane down just west of Magneville, France, with the loss of everyone on board, all 18 troopers and all 4 of the flight crew.

In 1948 the citizens of Magneville erected a monument to Stallings' downed aircraft (as well as the crew of a B-26C Marauder downed in the vicinity four days later on Jun. 10, 1944).

Those who died in the Jun. 6 crash are:

Paratroopers (all from Company I, 3d Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division):
1st Lt. Gerald V. Howard
Sgt. Robert L. Todd
T/4 John E. Bray, Jr.
Corp. Donald E. Bignall
Corp. Marvin Stallings
T/5 Orville R. Vanderpool
Pfc. Gilbert Amabisco
Pfc. Richard L. Calhoon
Pfc. Warren K. Carney
Pfc. John J. Kittia
Pfc. William E. Olson
Pfc. Frederick P. Smith
Pvt. James J. Farrel
Pvt. Howard A. Phillips
Pvt. Paul J. Weber
Pvt. Glen L. Weirich
Pvt. Clarence M. Wright
Pvt. John A. Wright

Aircrew (from the 95th Troop Carrier Squadron, 440th Troop Carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, IX Troop Carrier Command, 9th Air Force):
1st Lt. Ray B. Pullen, pilot
2nd Lt. John M. Greeley, co-pilot
Staff Sergeant Finney W. Gordon, crew chief
Staff Sergeant Sidney H. Saltzman, radioman

Stallings and the others are also memorialized at the Magneville Aircrew Memorial, located in front of the field where their C-47A went down. (Link to Stallings' memorial there.) 
Family links: 
  Marvin Manston Stallings (1892 - 1953)
  Margaret Adline Miller Stallings (1892 - 1968)
  George Manston Stallings (1915 - 1950)*
  Johnie Henry Stallings (1917 - 1963)*
  Marvin Murry Stallings (1922 - 1944)
  Marvin Murry Stallings (1922 - 1944)*
  Peter James Stallings (1926 - 1945)*
  Charles Earl Stallings (1929 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Cpl, US Army, World War II
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section S Site 145
Maintained by: Andy Baker
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3051523
Corp Marvin Murry Stallings
Added by: Andy Baker
Corp Marvin Murry Stallings
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Corp Marvin Murry Stallings
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 Added: Dec. 9, 2012

- Margaret James - Stallings
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