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John T Carmody

Military

On 4 Feb 1944 shot down near Bray Sur Somme France. "Black Widow" (42-7542) was the replacement ship for "Sad Sack" (41-29147) which was damaged in a crash on a noncombat flight about a week before the 4 Feb 44 mission.

Service

People

  • Marvin Garber

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down on his 10th mission by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. MACR #2248. KIA. ...

  • Francis Stewart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Navigator on "Sad Sack" (41-29147); Ball turret gunner on "Black Widow" (42-7542) | 446th Bomb Group
    "Boots" joined up with the Army Air Force at Mac Dill Field, Tampa, FL, while visiting his older brother, Herman Stewart in 1942. Although he had no college degree, he scored high enough on tests to become an enlisted navigator. He was initially based...

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Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29147 Sad Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron; transferred to 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron where it was damaged on landing Bungay, England 29 Jan 1944. ...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, USA 1918
Enlisted Fort Dix, NJ, USA 16 March 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) France 4 February 1944
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 8 September 1949

PLOT Section 82, Site 111

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2021 20:56:33 Scotsman Changes to biography
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Research confirmed that Black Widow was replacement aircraft for Sad Sack.

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 05:09:51 Scotsman Changes to biography
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Editing for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2020 16:58:41 Scotsman Changes to biography
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Based upon best information currently available, acknowledging that the actual aircraft may have been Sad Sack or Black Widow.

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2020 16:54:08 Scotsman Changes to person associations
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Photo verification that Carmody, Garber, Stewart were crew members of Sad Sack, 41-29147 shot down 4 Feb 44.

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2020 16:33:45 Scotsman Changes to aircraft associations
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Lt. Garber identified in photograph of crew of Sad Sack, that was misidentified as Black Widow. Sad Sack was shot down over France on 4 February 1944.

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2020 22:59:31 Scotsman Changes to biography
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Sad Sack's tail number has typo (42 should be 41). As shown, tail number is that of P-47.

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 18:23:43 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
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Added a connection to the 8th AF.
Added a connection to an 8th AF mission.

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 18:20:29 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added a birth info to the Born event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 33154649.

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2019 20:22:00 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added S/N & burial info per U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2019 20:15:38 jmoore43 Changes to service number
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Added officer S/N per U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2016 19:36:19 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
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Enlistment records for WW II & Find-A-Grave memorial # 33154649

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:41 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / www.446bg.com/; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 50

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