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Charles H Garrette Jr


Closed the base July 6, 1945 on transfer to Casablanca. To ATC. Assigned to Benghazi, Libya and to Cairo, Egypt after closing Benghazi air base November 1945. Was on 'Rubberneck' tour and over Cologne when end of hostilities was declared. September 1943 -- 8th AF HQ Bushy Park, Teddington -- 2nd Lt. Assistant. post engineer. June 6, 1944 -- 379th BG Kimbolton.


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 42nd Station Complement Squadron

Associated Place

  • Camp Griffiss

    Military site : non-airfield
    Named Camp Griffiss after Colonel Townsend Griffiss, the first US casualty of the war, killed when his aircraft was downed by friendly fire. ...

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Lynchburg, Virginia 6 July 1925


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:41 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self; 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 167