Faine Marcellus Doyal was born at Rutledge, Tennessee, son of Harry Martin Doyal and Maggie Smith. He enlisted at Fort Oglethorpe, GA, US Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Forces, 409th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy. Listed on the tablets of the missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
–Submitted by Jeffrey Berry

Aircraft B-24D with serial number 42-41002 was on an objective bombing mission to Osnabruck, Germany. When last sighted by reporting crews, A/C 002-2 (Lt. Mays) was in the vicinity of 5238N-0620E. At this point the Group ran into intense flak and concentrated enemy fighter attacks. To avoid the flak the lead A/C took violent evasive action which scattered the formation. In the confusion and subsequent reforming into various groups, the whereabouts of this missing A/C remains unknow.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Richard B. Mays
Tail Gunner, 2nd Lt Faine M. Doyal
Navigator, 1st Lt Forrest C. henson
Bombardier, 1st Lt Sargent S. Cox
Engineer, S/Sgt Joe Nigro
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Dale B. Mann
W. Gunner, S/Sgt George C. Cox
W. Gunner, S/Sgt Joseph R. Novelli

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 July 1922
  • Date of death: 22 December 1943
  • County: Grainger
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 409th Bomber Squadron, 93th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
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