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SSgt Merrill Jennings Conoway

SSgt Merrill Jennings Conoway

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 21 Sep 1944 (aged 21–22)
Belgium
Burial Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot B Row 4 Grave 7
Memorial ID 56280246 · View Source
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Merrill, who resided on Brooklyn Avenue, Laurel, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant & Tail Gunner on a B-24J "Naughty Nan" #42-99949, 328th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on September 17, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as Single, without dependents.

Merrill was "Killed In Action" in the collision of his B-24 with B-24H #42-94969 which apparently lost control and hit the nose of B-24J #42-99949 during a bombing mission to Koblenz, Germany. Both B-24's crashed near Ingelmunster, Belgium.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He had served the Air Corps for one year at the time of his death.

Service # 32958111

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-99949:

Conoway, Merrill J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, DE
Bregman, Oscar ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, MA
Grafe, Lee J ~ S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, CA
Kibler, Alvin M ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Stellhorn, Edwin S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IN

For Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-94969 see:

Giusti, Mario R ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56280246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Merrill Jennings Conoway (1922–21 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56280246, citing Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .