Greenland - Court Martial
Marion G. Denton
Major, Air Corps
1943 Major Denton was ordered -
In June 1943 Major Denton was ordered -by direction of the President - to leave for Greenland to take command of the Greenland bases. Unfortunately information of this change of command was unknown to the present commander, Col. Wimsatt. Unwilling to follow orders by Col. Wimsatt, Major Denton was arrested and returned to the States, where he faced a court martial, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years at hard labour.
18.6.1943: On the way to Greenland - waiting a plane in Presque Isle AB, Maine.
Temporary APO 4002 c/o New York N.Y.
Camp Upton 22.1.1944 - from Major Denton during detainment in 1208 SCSU.
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