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Roger L Garrison

Military

29 September 1944 crew chiefs were assigned to the flight engineers position for the gas missions to St. Dizier, France. I flew in that position with Lt. Kriek's crew on the Fearless Knights. We ran into heavy overcast over the channel and the pilot started letting down to get under and avoid running into the aricraft 2 - 3 minutes ahead at takeoff. When we broke through, I saw a house roof out of the right window, above eye level, and we were running through the tree tops in an orchard. We pulled out and when we leveled off we had a fire on #1. We extinguished that and feathered the propellor. When we finally landed, no one could reason why the aircraft made it. We left the ship in France and I hitched a ride back with Lt. Bayres. No medals for those missions.

ETO Medal w/ 6 battle stars

Service

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

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York 24 March 1923
Enlisted Rochester, NY, USA 15 December 1941
Died Rochester, NY, USA 2011
Buried Henrietta, NY, USA 2011

Maplewood Cemetery
Henrietta
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: F - 194 - 5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2015 01:52:12 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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