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Burl Street Garrett Jr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW).Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum 42-50581

Service

People

  • Roy Guy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Pensacola, FL, USA 17 July 1924
Enlisted Anniston, AL, USA 4 March 1943

Fort McClellan

Shot Down Wittingen, Germany 8 September 1944
POW Tychowo, Poland 8 September 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV

Died Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA 13 March 2001

TSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

Burl S. Garrett Jr., age 76, of Shalimar, Fla., passed on to a better world on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

He was born on July 17, 1924, in Pensacola, Fla.
Burl honorably and proudly served his country, beginning at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and finishing active duty in a POW camp in Germany after 12 successful aircraft missions. He continued serving his country and retired from cxivil service in 1968.

Burl left a legacy of love and integrity and was a dedicated husband and father who provided well for his family. He had many friends in the Fort Walton Beach community, was a member of Masonic Lodge in Florala, Ala., and enjoyed fishing, in addition to skeet and trap shotting.

He will be missed greatly, but the strength of his character will live on through his survivors.

Burl's surviving family includes his loving wife Lorraine of 57 years; daughter and son-in-law, Dee and Ron Ramey of Nashville, Tenn.; son, Don Garrett of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Chandra Ramey and Jonathan Ramey; and nephews, Chuck and Brian Fryer.

Buried Pensacola, FL, USA 17 March 2001

Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 41 Site 515

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2017 10:40:33 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 8611 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
- Attlebridge Arsenal

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2015 23:50:20 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian
findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8611

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