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Carl N Garrett

Military

Assigned to 93BG/330BS, shot down in B-24 41-23678 "Big Eagle" while serving as Navigator, 9-Oct-42. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Arthur Cox

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 93BG/330BS, B-24 41-23678 "Big Eagle"/"Bathtub Bessie" as the Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Aircraft was attacked by fighters near Dunkirk on the way to the assigned target Lille I/A, France. With direct hits to engine no. 4 and bomb bay area...

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23678 Big Eagle / Bathtub Bessie

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft was assigned to 93BG/330BS. The aircraft had been despatched from Alconbury to participate in the attack on aircraft plants at Lille, France on 9 October 1942. The aircraft was attacked on the way to the target by a German fighter near...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 14

    9 October 1942
    Bombers are dispatched to bomb the steel and engineering works of the Compagnie de Fives at Lille, France and the locomotive and freight car works of Ateliers d'Hellemmes at Lille which are the Primary (P) targets. Other targets are Courtrai Airfield,...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Néchin, 7730 Estaimpuis, Belgium 9 October 1942

Killed when fighters attacked his aircraft.

Buried Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE 69151, USA 1945

Originally buried in the Southern Cemetery of Lille, France with the other 5 KIAs of this crew and 6 others from B-17 41-24510 306BG/367BS. After the war his remains were repatriated to the United States for Group Burial at Fort. McPherson National Cemetery along with those of Lt. Garret of this crew and Lt gates, SSgt Nicholson and SSgt Wilder, Jr. of the 41-24510 crew.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2019 16:24:53 general ira snapsorter Changes to suffix
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There is no evidence to suggest the is the same person as Charles C. Garrett.

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2019 13:25:25 ED-BB Changes to suffix
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It's Carl N. Garrott ! > Duplicate entry...

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2014 21:15:02 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit associations
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Lee Cunningham 16-Nov-2014. Re-establish BG connection to correct from PURGE.

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16 November 2014 21:02:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 16-Nov-2014. Revised burial description to be consistent with 1Lt William March, bombardier.

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2014 20:54:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 16-Nov-2014. Added KIA event and location

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2014 20:50:41 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events
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Lee Cunningham 16-Nov-2014. Added burial event and location.

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2014 18:20:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to highest rank
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Lee Cunningham 25-Oct-2014. Edit to rank.

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2014 18:18:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Lee Cunningham 25-Oct-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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