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2Lt Marion Arnold Grella

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2Lt Marion Arnold Grella

Birth
Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska, USA
Death 10 May 1944 (aged 22)
Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt Stadt, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 31 Grave 24
Memorial ID 56655670 View Source

Marion served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24H #41-28894, 747th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Marion was normally assigned to the 457th Bomber Group but either was assigned or volunteered for this mission with the 456th.

He resided in Keith County, Nebraska prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 13, 1942. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a meatcutter and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married after his enlistment.

Marion was "Killed In Action", while on a bombing mission, when his B-24 was shot down by German Anti-Aircraft and crashed near Wiener Neustadt, Austria during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-749589

Husband of Dorothy Grella who resided in Pasadena, California,

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28894:

Berreen, Charles W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Clark, Richard R ~ Capt, Pilot, CA
Grella, Marion A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NE
Hoffman, Harry D ~ S/Sgt, Radio/Gunner, NY
Ritchey, Wayne C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IA
Ward, Edward C ~ Sgt, Gunner, FL
Williams, Marvin J ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Wilt, Albert R ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, NY

Airmen who became POW's: B-24H #41-28894:

Allen, James K ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OK
Bowlan, David O ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, AR
Curry, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Lane, Lyle V ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, MS, "DOW"

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56655670
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56655670/marion-arnold-grella : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Marion Arnold Grella (13 Jul 1921–10 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56655670, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .