Burl Street Garrett Jr

media-16645.jpeg UPL 16645 Crew #738
Roy E. Guy Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Patrick Homentowski (TG), Melvin Demmin (R/O), Burl S. Garrett (FE), Russell Todd (BTG), Wayland Buchholz (WG), Marvin Creech (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Ray Brasch (N), Roy Guy (P), Allen Wiedman (B), Merl Hoyle (CP)

This crew was shot down by flak on 8 September 1944. Guy was able to affect a crash landing, which all the crew survived. All the crew were captured and made POW. 466th Bomb Group collection

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Object Number - UPL 16645 - Crew #738 Roy E. Guy Crew 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: Patrick Homentowski (TG), Melvin Demmin (R/O), Burl S. Garrett (FE),...

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


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Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O 817834
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Silent Yokum
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron


Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania


Event Location Date Description


Pensacola, FL, USA 17 July 1924


Anniston, AL, USA 4 March 1943 Fort McClellan


Shot Down

Wittingen, Germany 8 September 1944



Tychowo, Poland 8 September 1944 Stalag Luft IV


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.


Pensacola, FL, USA 17 March 2001 Barrancas National Cemetery Pensacola Escambia County Florida, USA Plot: Section 41 Site 515


ChangesChanges to biography, events and place associations. Changes to Role of Honour Picture. Changes to Role of Honour Picture

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

ChangesChanges to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, place associations and aircraft associations

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

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