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Edgar H Garneau

Military

February 1945-April 1945; former bomber pilot.

Service

People

  • John Beyer

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron
  • 391st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Cluntoe

    Military site : airfield
    Cluntoe was built for the RAF in 1940-42, before being handed obver to the Eighth Air Force. It was used as a Combat Crew Replacement Centre for the training of crews, and was also home to the 311th Ferrying Squadron. It was closed after being handed...

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Woonsocket, RI 24 March 1923

Some sources say Blackstone, MA which was just across the border from Woonsocket

Enlisted Allentown, PA 5 February 1943
Based Cluntoe 26 May 1944

Assigned with his crew to the 2nd CCT&RS for combat crew training

Based Mendlesham June 1944

34th BG

Died Lady Lake, Florida 9 April 2001

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2020 16:02:52 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

1996 34th BG Roster ;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 22:18:14 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

SO#142, HQ AAF Station 238, 26 May 1944

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 22:17:16 466thHistorian Changes to role, events and place associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=3010692...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=5257102&...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=11918507...
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/77694637/person/4454355...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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