Marvin Hugh Long was the son of John Hartsell Long and Susan Lorena Jane Clemens. Husband of Dorothy Jane Shields.

Aircraft B-29 with serialnumber 44-69895 departed from North Field at Tinian on a bombing mission to Kushiro. The right wing of the plane was seen to have been rammed by enemy fighter aircraft over the target, however, it is believed ditching was due primarily to failure of #4 engine. Survivors were observed in the water after ditching by planes circling overhead. Supplies were dropped and position noted. When rescue units arrived on scene no survivors were found. Marvin Long is memorialized at Honolulu.

1st Lt Alexander Orionchek
2nd Lt Aaron M. Kopit
F/O David P. Donahoo
2nd Lt Charles b. Coutts
2nd Lt Jim A. McCandless
Cpl Conrad E. Vogt
T/Sgt Robert L. Addleman
T/Sgt Clarence W. Beevers (passenger)
Sgt William L. Wood
Cpl Marvin H. Long
Cpl John C. Sprosty Jr.
Cpl Albert P. Tomasetti

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 August 1919
  • Date of death: 28 April 1945
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 61st Bomber Squadron, 39th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: Sheila Long McKee

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