From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Marcus Merner '47

Date of birth: July 3, 1925

Date of death: January 28, 1951

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

USNA Class of 1947, Lieutenant Junior Grade Merner was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 192 aboard the carrier USS PRINCETON (CV-37). On January 28, 1951, while on a combat mission, his aircraft was hit by small arms fire and the engine lost oil pressure and suffered a runaway propeller. He ditched the aircraft off Sinpo, Korea, but he was never recovered.

Awarded : Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Class of 1947

Marcus is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 on Virtual Memorial Hall.