MARLOWE, HARRY RICHARD, Staff Sergeant, # 39032324, USAAF

 

Harry R. Marlowe was born on 13 March 1922 in Ravenna, Buffalo Co., Nebraska, to Marlowe and Frieda “Francis” (McKinney) Marlowe (1903-1932). At 7 years old (1930 census), he was a resident of the Fred Finch Orphanage, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. He was living with an uncle, Paul McKinney (1902-    ) (NE), in San Francisco in 1940 in his Junior High School year. With him was a brother, Jacque Willard “Jack” Marlowe (1925-1980) (CA). A sister was Leila Fern Marlowe (1926- ).

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 30 June 1942, employed at Bethlehem Steel, resided in San Francisco, CA, and described himself as 5’10”, 165 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. After enlisting, he was trained to maintain the weapons on the B-24 Liberator (except bombs). He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 19 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73516, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, Kweilin, China, departed its airfield on a sea sweep combat mission and was seen to crash at about 0718 Zulu at coordinates 20° 15’ North & 114° 32’ East. It was shot down by anti-aircraft about 100 miles Southeast of St. John’s Island, South East China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

MARSH, ODAS (NMI), Staff Sergeant, # 39126264, USAAF

 

Odas Marsh was born on 9 August 1923 in Oklahoma to John Thomas Marsh (1888-1942) (OK) and Dora (Meredith) Marsh (1890-1983) (AR) (married 26 September 1913, Saksawa, Seminole Co., OK). Siblings included Myrtle Meredith (Marsh) Grass (1907-2004) , Ruby (Marsh) Price (1914-1981) , and Albert John Marsh (1917-2014). They lived in Oklahoma in 1930 and Sanger, Fresno Co., CA, in 1940.

 

He registered for the WWII draft, resided on Tres Pinos Street, Hollister, San Benito, California, was employed by Standard Oil station in Hollister, and described himself as 5’11”, 170 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. After enlisting, he was trained to maintain the weapons on the B-24 Liberator (except bombs). He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 19 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73516, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, Kweilin, China, departed its airfield on a sea sweep combat mission and was seen to crash at about 0718 Zulu at coordinates 20° 15’ North & 114° 32’ East. It was shot down by anti-aircraft about 100 miles Southeast of St. John’s Island, South East China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

MILLER, JAMES FULTON, Staff Sergeant, # 16122296, USAAF

 

James F. Miller was born on 30 December 1919 in Industry, McDonough Co., Illinois, to William Price Miller (1882-1971) (IL) and Elizabeth M. (Nelson) Miller (1883-1963) (IL) (teacher – public school). Siblings included John William Miller (1918-2008) and Charles Fowler Miller (1919-2003) (twin of James Fulton Miller). Living with them in 1920 was his paternal grandmother, Dilcy C. (Fulton) Miller (1842-1925) (widow of John W. Miller (1837-1908).

 

After enlisting, he was trained to maintain the weapons on the B-24 Liberator (except bombs). He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China.