Cross, Marquis Benjamin, S/Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
778-Radio Mechanic AACS
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 778, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1901
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 31, 1959
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II World War I Victory Button


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
STAFF SERGEANT MARQUIS BENJAMIN CROSS WORKED AS A COAL MINER NEAR DAVIS WEST VIRGINIA AND HAD PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN THE ARMY FOR 3 YEARS 5 MONTHS AND 24 DAYS DURING WW1 SERVING IN FRANCE BEFORE HE ENLISTED IN THE USAAF ON 24 DECEMBER 1942. AFTER ATTENDING AIRWAY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM SCHOOL AT SCOTT FIELD ILLINOIS HE WAS SENT TO AUSTRALIA ON 15 OCTOBER 1943.  WHILE IN THE PACIFIC HE SERVED WITH 141ST ARMY AIRWAYS COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER 1945. ON 10 SEPTEMBER 1945 S/SGT CROSS WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED. THE SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX LISTS HIS DATE OF PASSING AS DECEMBER OF 1959.
   
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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
December / 1944
To Month/Year
July / 1945

Description
(Luzon Campaign 15 December 1944 to 4 July 1945) After Leyte came Mindoro, which was invaded on 15 December 1944, an air strip being obtained to provide a base for operations during the invasion on Luzon. American troops landed on the shores of Lingayen Gulf on g January 1945 and pushed to Manila, which the Japanese defended vigorously until 24 February. Rather than meet the Americans in a decisive battle, the Japanese decided to fight delaying actions in numerous places. Organized resistance ended in southern Luzon in April and in central and northern Luzon in June.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1944
To Month/Year
July / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

USS Denver (CL-58)

1st Cavalry Division

192nd Military Police Battalion

838th Military Police Company

814th Military Police Company, 327th Military Police Battalion

192nd Military Police Battalion

545th Military Police Company

720th Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  244 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Aguirre, Carlos, SFC
  • Aiken, James Nickolas, S/Sgt, (1940-1946)
  • Allen, James, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Allen, Rade, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Arendovski, Aloysius, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Asworth, Charles
  • Badger, Thomas Jenkins, COL, (1932-1965)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Bradley, Bernard, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Brooks, Lawrence N, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Brown, Edward, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Bruce, Kenneth, CPT, (1943-1946)
  • Carlson, Irvin, T/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Chailland, Wayne, 1LT, (1940-1946)
  • Chatelain, Beverly, 1LT, (1942-1946)
  • Chesser, Arthur, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Christner, Raymond, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Coffey, Lucy, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Collins, Charles, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Conner, Stephen Lansford, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Corbin, Merritt, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Davis, Ernest, T/4, (1941-1945)
  • Ely, William Jonas, LTG, (1933-1966)
  • Fukuhara, Harry Katsuji, COL, (1942-1971)
  • Hayes, Eugene, PFC, (1943-1945)
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