SSgt Marvin Meyers

SSgt Marvin Meyers

Birth
New York, USA
Death 8 Jul 1944 (aged 19)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56365398 · View Source
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Son of Irving L. Meyers who resided in Brooklyn, New York.

Marvin served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24H #41-28951, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 23, 1943 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Waiter and also as Single, with dependents.

B-24H #41-28951 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission to Marsdorf, Germany. They were involved in a mid-air collision with B-24J #42-109844 over the Adriatic Sea north of Vieste, Italy. The cause of the collision is unknown.

Marvin was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32871264

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28951:

Castillo, Richard J ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Hoffman, Richard A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Judd, Theodore J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MI
Kedzierski, Thaddeus ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Kilgore, Harry N, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AL
Meyers, Marvin ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Poe, Joseph W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WV
Roland, Francis K ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KS
Walker, Donald J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CA
Whitacre, Glenn M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH

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For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-109844 see:

Shepard, John F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN

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Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Inscription

S SGT 514 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) N Y

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56365398
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Marvin Meyers (21 Dec 1924–8 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56365398, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .