This collection contains correspondence, photographs and biographical information from S/Sgt. Marion T. Disbennett during
his service in the Army Air Forces during the Second World War.
Marion Disbennett was born in Bellflower, Illinois, but graduated from high school in Orange, CA in 1937. His family was living
in Orange at the time of the letters in this collection. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service after serving in Orange
for 23 years. His parents were William T. and Martha Disbennett of 330 East LaVeta St. in Orange. He had a sister, Ruth.
Marion Disbennett enlisted in the Army Air Corps in March 1942 and was discharged in September 1945. -- He married Margaret
Mills in St. Louis during his service training. After radio operator training in the United States, Disbennett served with
the 40th Bombardment Group in India and China. Marion and Margaret had two sons, Donald T. Disbennett (1945 - 1996) and James
M. Disbennett (1950 - 2012).
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