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Marks Norman G.

Norman G.  Marks
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
713th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group (H)
Date of Death:
Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Section 20, Lot 405

Norman Marks was born on May 30, 1922 and was from Pennsylvania.. He served on the B-24 “Battlin Baby” (42-94989) as the Bombadier. On July 13 1944, B-24 “Battlin Baby” (42-94989) assigned to the 713th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, 8th Air force took off from Seething (Station 146) for a bombing mission of the railway yards in Saarbrucken, Germany. During the mission, “Battlin Baby” was hit and lost # 3 and #4 engines. The Pilot headed to Switzerland and over Switzerland in a perilous situation, the crew bailed out and the plane exploded over the town of Bätterkinden, Switzerland. The crew survived and were interned initially in the Adelboden Internment (Camp Moloney) Camp. Officers were later transferred to the Davos Internment Camp. Several of the crew escaped the internment camps and were returned to duty. Reference: Missing Aircraft Report {MACR} 7561.

FROM FIND A GRAVE: Liturgical services for Norman G. Marks, a nationally known bridge designer, will be offered in St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Lewin Lane, Churchill at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Mr. Marks, 56, of 217 Thornberry Dr, Churchill, died Sunday (June 18) at his residence. Mr. Marks, a civil engineer, was a partner in the firm of richardson, Gordon Associates, Downtown. He was responsible for the design and plans of the Interstate 79 bridge over the Ohio River at Neville Island and the I-121 bridge over the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa and the I-476 bridge over the Ohio River at Wheeling. Mr. Marks was active in the research and development of the Westinghouse Transit Expressway system installation at the Tampa and Seattle-Tacoma airports and for the systems under construction at the Miami and Atlanta Airports. A native of Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, and a World War II Army veteran, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in civil engineering in 1948. He was associated with Richardson Gordon for 30 years and was a registered professional engineer in eight states. Mr. Marks was a member of the American Transportation and Road Builders Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Welding Society, Association of Bridge Construction and Design and American Institute of Steel Construction. He was a member of the Churchill Valley Country Club.