1LT Marion Lonner Wheeler

1LT Marion Lonner Wheeler

Birth
English River Township, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Sep 1942 (aged 23)
Guinea
Burial Webster, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 68023353 · View Source
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Wheeler was the bombardier on B-17F #41-24427, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 30th Bombardment Squadron.

They took off from Port Morsby on a mission to bomb Rabaul, and were not heard from again.

Because his body was never recovered, he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing. The US Army officially declared him dead on January 7, 1946.

He received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

Wheeler is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


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  • Created by: Carla Burdock
  • Added: 7 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 68023353
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Marion Lonner Wheeler (25 Jun 1919–16 Sep 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68023353, citing Sorden Cemetery, Webster, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Carla Burdock (contributor 47112447) .