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2LT Edgar B Martin, Jr
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Birth: May 30, 1922
Death: Jun. 29, 1944
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Second Lieutenant Martin was the Co-Pilot of
B-24J Liberator #42-100019, serving with the
212th Base Unit.

He was one of eight Army airmen killed when
an engine fire caused a structural failure of
the right wing, and the bomber crashed eight
miles northwest of Gowen Field, near Boise,
Idaho.

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Eight crew members perished in the crash of a
Gowen Field Liberator six miles west of here
Thursday night, but three others parachuted to
safety, Col. John R. Kane, station commandant
reported.

The huge plane crashed after flying over Boise,
where witnesses reported seeing an out-wing
motor catch fire and drop to the ground shortly
afterward.

The aircraft crashed onto the Floating Feather
airport, an auxiliary field, and fire from
the burning wreckage destroyed three small
planes, two automobiles, the hangar and a
storage shed, and started grass fires which
burned over 1,000 acres of land, the
grazing service estimated.

The crew members also killed were:

James R Southard
Neil C Von Arb
Forrest E Freeman
James H Lamm
Welton E Pagenkopp
Vernon R Dennis
Paul H Fraley

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"MARTIN -- LT. EDGAR B. MARTIN, JR., June 29, 1944. Survived by his wife, Mrs.
Anne Rita Lynn Martin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Martin, Sr.; two
brothers, Joseph E. and Charlrs D.; three sisters, the Misses Marion M.,
Marjorie L. and Norma F. Martin. Funeral from the Lynn home, 105 Boulder Road,
Friday, 9 A.M.; 9:30 at St. Cecelia's Church. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery."
["Syracuse Herald-Journal" Syracuse, N.Y., July 5, 1944, p. 14]

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 Parents:
  Edgar Bradley Martin (1898 - 1961)
  Emma L. Green Martin (1899 - 1965)
 
 Sibling:
  Edgar B Martin (1922 - 1944)
  Lawrence David Martin (1941 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
 
Note: Entered the service from New York; ASN O-829519
 
Burial:
Saint Agnes Cemetery
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Feb 04, 2013
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2LT Edgar B Martin, Jr
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