Born 22 February 1921
Died 7 April 1945
Buried at Chattanooga Memorial Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
36st Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group
1st Lt Manning was inducted into the Army Air Corps on September 20, 1940 at Montgomery, Alabama. He served as a P-38 Lightning Fighter Pilot assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, attached to the 36th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, attached to the V-interceptor Command, US far East 5th Air Force. His Squadron was stationed at San Jose, Mindoro airfield in the Philippine Islands. He died in a non-combat related aviation accident and was buried in a battlefield cemetery in the Philippine Islands. After the cessation of histilities with Japan his remains were returned to his county and family with interment in the Chattanoooga Memorial Park Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennesse.