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GARRETT, Mack O

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GARRETT, Mack O

Servicenumber: 38244011

 

Garrett Mack O

 

Garrett Mack O 02Manager File Suffix

Age: 22
Born: 1 February 1922, Waller County, Texas
Hometown: Waller County, Texas
Family: John H. Garrett (father)
Laura (Urquhart) Garrett (mother)
Earl G. Garrett (brother)
Queenie Garrett (sister)
Norman A. Garrett (brother)
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Function: Top Turret Gunner
Regiment: -
Battalion: -
Division – Transport: -
Company – Squadron: 734th Bomber Squadron
Unit – Group: 453rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Serialnumber: 42-52226
Type: B-24H
Destination:Genshagen, Germany
Mission: Operational
MACR: 2970
Date of death: 6 March 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: IJsselmeer, the Netherlands
Spot: Not available
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot O, Row 20, Grave 7
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: Statement from 2nd Lt Robert P. Catlin.
"B-24 with a 'J' small 'H' on tail in target area off to our left, one engine feathered and another smoking, losing altitude rapidly and firing red glares as he was going down. 1330 hours at 21,000 feet. Saw Crocketts ship lagging with #1 engine feathered about 1415 at 15,000 feet. He was firing red flares. He was below us. He was tossing out things."

Statement from 2nd Lt Homer W. Dallacqua.
"Lt Hubert R. Cripe, Pilot and Lt Russell A. Anderson, Co-Pilot jumped and were capture with me at the same time. I saw 2nd Lt Maurice A. Dinneen bail out.
The Germans tell us, only seven parachutes were seen. Three of us were captured and the Germans found four bodies".

Mack Garrett was killed in the crash. His body was recovered from the IJsselmeer near Volendam, the Netherlands on 19 April 1944, 1700 hours . He was interred on Oosterbegraafplaats in Amsterdam on April 25, 1944, section 69, grave 78/1.
Mack Garrett had served in the Merchant Marine before joining the army air corps in November, 1942. While serving with the Merchant Marine, his ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic.




Source of information: Astrid van Erp, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.fold3.com MACR, www.ancestry.com Family Trees

Photo source: Hard, Garrett Family Trees, www.findagrave.com, Des Philippet

 

 

 

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