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Always Remember Those Who Gave All: MC WW2 Gold Stars and MIA Survivors

Marvin Hugh Long

Photo Courtesy of East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association

Marvin Hugh Long (1919-1945)

MC Class: ex-1944

Years at MC: 1940-1942 (Freshman and Sophomore)

Hometown: Maryville, TN

Life at MC: Unknown

Military Branch: US Army Air Forces

Military Unit: 61st Bomber Squadron, 39th Bomber Group (Very Heavy)

Rank: Corporal (Right Gunner)

Medals Awarded: Purple Heart and Air Medal

Date Missing: 28 April 1945

Date of Death: 28 April 1945 (official)

Location of Death: Pacific Ocean

Circumstances of Death: "B-29 #44-69895 took off from Tinian on a bombing mission. They were rammed by a Japanese kamikaze and crashed at sea during the war. Some members of this crew were sighted for 2 days in rafts but weather prevented rescue ships from picking them up. The third day, they were not found." (

Burial/Memorial Information: Memorials: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee (, Courts of the Missing, Court 7, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii (, and East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (

Additional Information: Married Dorothy Shields (MC former student in 1941). Additional photos and information on available on his (Honolulu) entry