This collection contains correspondence, photographs and biographical information from S/Sgt. Marion T. Disbennett, USAAF,
during the Second World War.
Staff Sergeant Marion Thomas Disbennett, United States Army Air Corps 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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