Ernest Edward Marks

(1911 - 1945)

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Ernest Edward Marks
1911 - 1945
Born
c. 1911
Death
March 24, 1945
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Ernest Edward Marks was born c. 1911. He died on March 24, 1945 at 34 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ernest Edward Marks
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Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. Grave 34. A. 1-11. in Germany
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Service number: 1694811
Rank: Private
Regiment: Devonshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 12th (airborne) Bn.
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Ernest Edward Marks passed away on March 24, 1945 at 34 years old. He was buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. Grave 34. A. 1-11., Germany. He was born c. 1911. We are unaware of information about Ernest's immediate family.

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In 1911, in the year that Ernest Edward Marks was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1924, at the age of only 13 years old, Ernest was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1928, by the time he was 17 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1938, he was 27 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1945, in the year of Ernest Edward Marks's passing, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

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