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Biography of Alphonso Calvin "Fonnie" Marchbanks III

Nash, Texas

Fonnie Marchbanks was a captain in the famous Royal Air Forces, "Flying Eagles," which were squadrons composed of volunteer American pilots. He flew fighters in the "Battle of Britain," and in the East Indies, where he was a squadron leader. He was missing in action and believed dead on January 20, 1942. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso Calvin Marchbanks from the Nash community. He was born on September 10, 1917. A cenotaph monument stands in Hillcrest Cemetery in Waxahachie in his honor in the family lot where his parents are buried. He is listed on the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.


The picture and bio information are courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas.


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