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Lloyd William Martin

Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force 405th Bomber Squadron

 

38th Bomber Group, Medium Pacific Theater

 
Lloyd William Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2016
1. Lloyd William Martin Marker
Inscription.

Born in Coffeyville, KS. July 22, 1921
Killed in Action, WW II August 7, 1945

After graduating from Coffeyville Junior College, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served in the Pacific Theater as engineer gunner on a B-25 medium bomber. While operating out of Okinawa, his airplane was shot down off the southern coast of Korea. None of the flight crew were recovered.

This memorial plaque is placed to forever honor
the loving memory of Lloyd Wm. Martin
by his loving parents and family

[Purple Heart Medal engraving]


 
Erected by the Martin Family.
 
Location. 37° 3.067′ N, 95° 38.903′ W. Marker is in Coffeyville, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Woodland Avenue west of Cline Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument is in the Veterans Court of Honor at the SE corner of Restlawn Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Woodland Avenue, Coffeyville KS 67337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Court of Valor (here, next to this marker); Company G, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Patio
Lloyd William Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2016
2. Lloyd William Martin Marker
In ground along edge of pavement
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dalton Defenders (approx. 1.5 miles away); Charles T. Connelly (approx. 2.1 miles away); Perkins Building (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coffeyville.
 
Also see . . .
1. 405th Bombardment Squadron Unit History for August 1945.
Page 9 mentions the loss of Sgt Martin's plane
(Submitted on August 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 38th Bomb Group Association. (Submitted on August 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 405th BS Low Level Strafing Footage From 1943-1944 at YouTube.
Typical of the dangerous low levels missions performed by the airmen of the 38th Bomb Group
(Submitted on August 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. 405th Tactical Missile Squadron.
Successor to the 405th Bomb Sqdn
(Submitted on August 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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