2Lt Melville Ree Manning

2Lt Melville Ree Manning

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 6 Aug 1944 (aged 27)
Burial Draguignan, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Memorial ID 56511013 · View Source
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2Lt Melville Ree Manning was the Co-Pilot on B24H 41-28965 376th Bomb Group, that was hit by flak immediately after bomb release over Toulon on August 6, 1944. Before the Liberator crashed, four crew members parachuted to safety, but Manning and four others were declared MIA, later KIA. In 1948, Manning’s remains were positively identified in a Toulon cemetery and reburied in the U.S. Military Cemetery at Luynes, France. Manning was born in 1916 in Pasadena, CA and enlisted in the Air Corps in March, 1941...


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56511013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Melville Ree Manning (May 1917–6 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56511013, citing Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, Draguignan, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .