Marion Offutt Hagan Jr. was born at Epes, Alabama on 16 October 1915, the son of Marion Offutt Hagan Sr. and Sarah “Sallie” Williams Caperton.
Died 19 May 1944

First Lieutenant
612th Bomber Squadron, 401st Bomber Group, Heavy, 8th Air Force

On 19 May 1944 aircraft B-17G with serial number 42-38026 was on an operational bombing mission to Kiel, Germany. The aircraft was shot down over Kiel and exploded in mid-air near Kiel. Lt Hagan didn’t bail out. S/Sgt Henson was the only survivor.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Marion Offutt Hagan Jr.
Co-Pilot, 1st Lt John Bernard Dunn Jr.
Navigator, 2nd Lt Wilbur Franklin Cordell
Bombardier, 1st Lt Fred Empey Graham
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Martin Anthony Barr
Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt Harry Gordon Simmons Jr.
Ball Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Wade Meredith Cox
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt William Woodrow Henson
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Arthur Allison Huston
Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt James Alfred Stone

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 October 1915
  • Date of death: 19 May 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 612th Bomber Squadron, 401st Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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