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Henry W Garnett

Military

Shot down by a ME-109 and crashed north of Gyor, Hungary on 07/07/44 in B-17 #42-97351

Service

People

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97351

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/44; Hunter 5/3/44; Homestead 16/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 4/3/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/7/44 with Capt Harry Tomlinson, Co-pilot: Reece Burks(died in prison camp), Navigator: Frank Fleming[wia], Flight engineer...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Presidio County, Texas 1914
Enlisted Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas 5 January 1942

He volunteered for the Air Corps of the Army of the United States at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas on 5 January 1942

Died Klížska Nemá 7 July 1944
Buried American War Cemetery Ardennes

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 14:04:54 Trey E. N. Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Fields of Honor - Database https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemeter...
Downed Allied Air Crew Database Austria MACR https://daacda.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/entities/bombers/detail/344

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 13:34:07 Trey E. N. Changes to unit associations
Sources

Fields of Honor - Database https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemeter...

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 13:31:17 Trey E. N. Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Fields of Honor - Database https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemeter...

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