Haney, Manning Guy, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1944


One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Fulton, Kentucky

Casualty Date
Oct 09, 1944
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
Location of Interment
Bell Cemetery - Iuka, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Netherlands Orange Lanyard Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 745, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Battle for Carentan
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Manning Haney served with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in the ETO.  He had enlisted on 8 August 1942 in Butte, Montana.

He had parachuted into Normandy near the village of Ste. Marie du Mont (near Utah Beach) and fought in the battle around Carentan. 

He was killed during the night of 8/9 October 1944 in Holland during Operation Market Garden south of Arnhem in an area known as "the Island"  (Battle of Opheusden, Randwijk, Holland). He was killed at a machine gun position along with Pfc. Clarence L. Shrout by a German mortar round.

He was awarded, posthumously, the DSC for actions of 7 October 1944.

He was 19 years of age.

Initially buried in the Temporary Cemetery of Molenhoek, Holland, he was finally interred in Bell Cemetery, Iuka, Marion County, Illinois near where his parents rest.
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Distinguished Service Cross
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Manning G. Haney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 7 October 1944.

Corporal Haney's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, 1st Allied Airborne Army, General Orders No. 21 (1945)
Awarded 13 March 1945
Home Town: Fulton County, Kentucky



Bill Brown and Terry Poyser., Fighting Fox Company: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers, Casemate Publishers,  2013, page 291-2.  (A full copy of his DSC citation can be found on these pages.)

Note of those five men lost at the crossroads:
PFC Orel H. Lev (DSC)
Cpl. Manning G. Haney (DSC)
PFC Clarence L. Shrout
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