Warren Madison DeMarcus was the son of Thomas Everette DeMarcus and Ida Cleo Saxton Carden. He married Alma Miller on 25 April 1942 in Anderson County, Tenn.
Aircraft B-25J with serial number 43-36201 departed from Mangaldan Strip, Lindgraven, Luzon on a strike mission to bomb three Japanese destroyers. The plane either hit the mast of a Japanese destroyer or water beyond the ship and exploded.
Statement from Sgt Walter B. Kuzla, Air Corps
As this aircraft was making its run I noticed a few burst of ack-ack coming from the destroyer. I don’t know wheather the ack-ack hit the aircraft or it hit the mast but it seemed to wing over and crash into the water and exploded. All four bombs made direct hits on the destroyer. It is believed that this destroyer sank a few minutes later.
Pilot, 2nd Lt James J. Benjamin
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Bernard Jacobs
Bombardier-Navigator, 2nd Lt Warren M. DeMarcus
Radio Operator-Gunner, S/Sgt Martin Feldman
Engineer-Gunner, S/Sgt Harry J. Ofsa
Armorer Gunner, S/Sgt Donald A. McComb
2nd Lt Warren M. DeMarcus is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.
The Knoxville Journal, September 2, 1942
Warner DeMarcus, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. DeMarcus, 2441 Washington Avenue, left Saturday after enlisting in the Army Air Corps, to report for service at Nashville. Young DeMarcus graduated from Knoxville High School and attended the University of Tennessee. Before enlisting, he was employed by the TVA, and planed this summer on the softball team of the City Power and Water Board. His wife, the former Miss Alma Miller, lives at 139 Barton Street.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 18 September 1920
- Date of death: 31 January 1945
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 405th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Medium
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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