The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
Marcus Paul Merner
Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy
Date of Death
January 28, 1951
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. He was presumed dead on January 29, 1952. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.