Submitted by a loving son, Mal Gormley, March 1998:
My father, Captain Martin E. Gormley, Jr., was a bombardier with the 449th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, US Army Air Corps, stationed in Taranto, Italy, from June to November, 1944. He completed 50 missions and was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 20, 1924 and died July 27, 1966 in New York City.
I am very proud of his courage and leadership in WWII.
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