43-16182         MACR 14950

 

On 27 September 1945 a C-47B, “Able Sugar,” # 43-16182, assigned 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, Liangshan, China, departed the airfield on an administrative flight to Hsian, China. The crew, killed in action, was:

                                      Pilot                             1stLt Charles G. Alfred Marmorine Jr.       0-720534

                                      Co-Pilot                       2ndLt Robert Joseph McNamara                0-2071016

                                      Crew Chief                  TSgt Frank Henry Sutton                            31122487

                                      Radio Operator            Sgt Viviano (NMI) Poleselli                       32974447

The next-of-kin listed were:

                                     Marmorine       Garnette E. Marmorine, W, 1001 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji, Minn.

                                     McNamara       Michael F. McNamara, F, 19 Golden Hill, Danbury, CT

                                     Sutton              Mary Sutton, M, 37 Bryan St., Waterbury, CT

                                     Poleselli           Nick Poleselli, F, 558 E. 191st St., New York, NY

MARMORINE, CHARLES CLINTON ALFRED, JR., First Lieutenant, # 0-720534, USAAF

 

Charles C.A. Marmorine Jr. was born on 19 February 1922 in Gonvick, Clearwater Co., Minnesota to Charles C.A. Mamorine (1872-1959) and Marie Louise (Hetland) Marmorine (1892-1957). Siblings were Ethel Mae (Marmorine) Peterson (1914-    ), Cleo Alvira (Marmorine) Brown (1917-2004). Warren Duane Marmorine (1923-2006), and Marvin Olaf Marmorine (1924-2005).

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 30 June 1942, employed by his father and described himself as 6’, 165 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on 20 February 1943. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced school, was multi-engine rated, and was assigned to fly the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 27 September 1945 a C-47B, “Able Sugar,” # 43-16182, assigned 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, Liangshan, China, departed the airfield on an administrative flight to Hsian, China. After recovery in China, his remains were buried in the Samhold Lutheran Cemetery, Gonvick, Minnesota.

 

His brother, Warren D. Marmorine, born 26 April 1923, served in the USAAF as a pilot, Captain, assigned to the 100th Bomb Group, 349th Bomb Squadron, flying a B-17, “EZ Goin’’”. He died 1 July 1976 and is buried in the Bagley City Cemetery, Bagley, Clearwater Co., Minnesota. For a list of his crew's missions, see http://www.8thairforce.com/legacy_100thbomb.htm .