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Dean O Garvey


Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 16, 1916.

Graduated from University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana in 1938.

Drafted (i.e. "selectee") into the U.S. Army on April 1, 1941, at age 25 during the lend/lease program, prior to Pearl Harbor.

After completing his first combat tour of 25 missions, Capt. Dean O. Garvey remained in England and volunteered for behind the line missions for about a year.

Capt. Dean O. Garvey then volunteered for a second combat tour, and completed his 37th combat mission when the war ended in 1945.

Married January 15, 1948, to Martha Louraine Allen, who was known as "Jean Garvey".

Son Jim Garvey born 1951.

Son M. Dean Garvey, born 1954.

Moved to Redlands, California, in 1955, and was owner of "Garvey Motors", a Chrysler/Plymouth car dealership at 415 Orange St., Redlands, CA 92373, until his retirement in 1981.

Passed away June 24, 1992, in Redlands, California, at age 76.



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Units served with

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  • Attlebridge

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Born 16 March 1916
Lived in Chicago, IL, USA 1942

7126 Clyde Avenue

Died 24 June 1992

Redlands, California


Date Contributor Update
14 July 2017 13:49:43 DeanGarvey Changes to biography

Updated July 14, 2017.

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2017 13:15:36 DeanGarvey Changes to highest rank, biography and events

Updated July 14 2017.

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17 January 2015 05:31:48 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

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05 December 2014 16:06:42 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Officers of Attlebridge - 1944

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27 September 2014 18:07:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345