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James Franklin Marchman, Jr.
James F. Marchman, Jr., WWII
James F. Marchman, Jr., WWII


Recent Address: 1825 Azalea Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Family Information: Parents: James and Ethel; Wife: Alva; Children: James F. III, Philip, Marilyn.
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Date Entered Service: October 6 1942
Service Number: O-582102
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 795th
Location of Unit: Smoky Hill AAF
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown: 5
Awards/Decorations: Air Medal, Billy Mitchell Award, Presidential Unit Citation with 5 Battle Stars.
Service Schools Attended: OCS 1943; AAF Combat Intelligence 1943
Military Specialty(ies): Combat Intelligence Officer
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type:
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 1754, 1884
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: October 1945
Post-WWII Military Service: Air Force Reserves
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Returned to work for Western Auto Supply Co., Kansas City, MO. Worked in Western Auto Company management in Kansas City, New Orleans and Greensboro, NC. Bought Western Auto Associate Store in Forest City, NC in 1953. Active in Aviation and Baptist missions. Chaired Rutherford County, NC Airport Commission. Died November 14, 1993. The Airport in Rutherford County, NC is now named J.F. Marchman Field in his honor.
Full comments available in 58th Bomb Wing Office. (Deceased November 14, 1993)


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