HOYLE, MERRILL, Second Lieutenant, # 0-833114, USAAF


Awaiting information on the identity of this veteran.


MARSHALL, GLENN E., Staff Sergeant, # 18052749, USAAF


Glenn E. Marshall was born on 20 May 1918 in Kansas to Hiram Marshall (1877-1958) and Blanche Marshall (1888-1984). Siblings were John M. Marshall (1915-1960), Mary Jane (Marshall) Stone (1921-2008), Hiram Marshall Jr. (1923-2001), Jens Marie (Marshall) Jenkins (1926-2017). Living with them in 1920-1930 was his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Marshall (1849-    ) (KY) (widowed).


He enlisted in the USAAF in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 9 October 1941. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 21 April 1945 a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, # 43-17162, assigned 10th Air Force, 1345th AAF Base Unit, Kurmitola, India, departed the airfield on a flight through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump) to Kunming, China. Last contact by radio was at about 1855 IST over Bhamo, Burma. For a search, the 1352nd AAF Base Unit was notified. On 25 April 1945 the 1345th AAF Base Unit (Bengal) receive notice that wreckage was spotted 3 miles west of Sinbo, Burma. Natives found four bodies in the wreckage. An aircraft was sent to the scene and reported that the wreckage was completely burned except the tail section, on which “162” was visible. Natives brought in an identification tag of SSgt Marshall, a wristwatch identified as 2ndLt Hoyles, an identification bracelet of 2ndLt Hoyle, and a .45 cal. M1911 pistol, issued to 1stLt Irvine. Nothing was recovered from the body of Pvt. Whispell. After recovery from Burma and Kalaikunda, India, his remains were buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, on 14 July 1949 (Sec. 34, Grave 3080).


His brother, Hiram Marshall Jr., born 5 February 1923, served in the U.S. Navy from 24 December 1942 to 4 April 1946. He died 28 October 2001 and is buried in the Proctor-Sanders Community Cemetery, Proctor, Adair Co., Oklahoma.