Marsh, Bernard, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
2008-2008, HQ USAFE/DO
Service Years
1942 - 1969
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Home Town
Pecan Gap, TX
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 03, 2010
 
Location of Interment
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Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


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Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Reserve Officers Association (ROA)Order of Daedalians
  1969, Reserve Officers Association (ROA)
  1969, Order of Daedalians [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Bernard Robertson Marsh

Bernard R. Marsh, Lt. Colonel, USAF, Retired, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2010. He was 88. Bernard R. Marsh was born in Pecan Gap, Texas. He attended Cooper High School in Cooper, Texas and earned his Bachelor's degree in 1951 from East Texas State Teachers College and Master's from Our Lady of the Lake College in 1965. He enlisted in US Army Air Force on July 15, 1942 as a glider pilot trainee. He completed Pilot Training and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1944. He retired from USAF on October 1969. During his military career he attended Squadron Officer School and Command and Staff College at Air University. Awards and decorations included Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation Medal and other distinguished service awards and decorations. He was a member of distinguished military organizations such as the Military Officers of America; Air Force Association and Order of Daedalians. During World War II he served as an instructor pilot and B-29 Flight Engineer. Later assignments included faculty of Air University; 49th Fighter-Bomber Group in Japan; Staff assignments at Flying Training Wing; Technical Training Center; Headquarters, Air Training Command; Headquarters, United States Air Force Europe; Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Vietnam. Aeronautical ratings included glider pilot, aircraft observer and senior pilot. In July of 1945 he married his beloved wife of 65 years Evelyn Caldwell from Springer, New Mexico. ...
Bernard R. Marsh, Lt. Colonel, USAF, Retired, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2010. He was 88.

Bernard R. Marsh was born in Pecan Gap, Texas. He attended Cooper High School in Cooper, Texas and earned his Bachelor's degree in 1951 from East Texas State Teachers College and Master's from Our Lady of the Lake College in 1965. He enlisted in US Army Air Force on July 15, 1942 as a glider pilot trainee. He completed Pilot Training and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1944. He retired from USAF on October 1969. During his military career he attended Squadron Officer School and Command and Staff College at Air University. Awards and decorations included Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation Medal and other distinguished service awards and decorations. He was a member of distinguished military organizations such as the Military Officers of America; Air Force Association and Order of Daedalians.

During World War II he served as an instructor pilot and B-29 Flight Engineer. Later assignments included faculty of Air University; 49th Fighter-Bomber Group in Japan; Staff assignments at Flying Training Wing; Technical Training Center; Headquarters, Air Training Command; Headquarters, United States Air Force Europe; Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Vietnam. Aeronautical ratings included glider pilot, aircraft observer and senior pilot.

In July of 1945 he married his beloved wife of 65 years Evelyn Caldwell from Springer, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and their daughter Jacqueline and husband James Holland; and two grandsons Eric B. Trigg and Dean Trigg and wife Nancy; one step-grandson, Clifford Holland and two great granddaughters all of Round Rock.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home at 9700 Anderson Mill Road in Austin, Texas. Committal services with military honors will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in Pecan Gap, TX.

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 Unit Assignments
School Assignments49th Fighter-Bomber Group7th Air ForceSquadron Officer College/Squadron Officer School (SOS)
General Headquarters Air ForceUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1942-1943, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1944-1945, 49th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1966-1967, 7th Air Force
  2008-2008, Squadron Officer College/Squadron Officer School (SOS)
  2008-2008, General Headquarters Air Force
  2008-2008, HQ USAFE/DO
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1966-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended 
Our Lady of the Lake UniversityCommand and General Staff College
  1964-1965, Our Lady of the Lake University
  2012-2012, Command and General Staff College
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B-29 Superfortress  
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress
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