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John C Garison

Military

Lead Crew Pilot

Service

People

  • Wayne Ahern

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Cheskin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Hughes

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Paul Kelch

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Tom Kelly

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Franklin Messman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jack Rawlerson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Winton Wagner

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed a 30 mission tour: 5 August 1944 - 4 March 1945

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50717 Berlin Bound

    B-24 Liberator
    #2 engine caught fire during assembly on 15 February 1945 causing the a/c to crash with the William C. Lindhe Crew aboard. 6 KIA - 4 parachuted safely

  • 42-51273

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

Missions

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 863

    4 March 1945

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 23 October 1920
Lived in Caney, KS 67333, USA 1942

1045 Main Street
Caney, Kansas

Died 25 October 1975

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 23:51:01 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 155, Gerolstein, Germany - 24 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:31:24 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:30:29 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 00:56:14 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - 4 March 1945 mission formation plan

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 16:00:06 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:46:43 466thHistorian Changes to role, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345

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