Joseph O. Garrett                                                                                    Updated:  27 NOV 2011

Airman: r998001.htm Surname: Garrett Init: J O Rank: Major Service: USAAF Sqdn: 4

P_link: p345.htm Plane: B24 4440443 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Holt, Suffolk

Crash_d: d240844 Buried_d: r998 C_link: r998.htm At_Next: RETURNED

“Under et bombetogt med Kiel som mål blev en B-24 Liberator ramt af flak i en motor.

Over Nordsøen (53,40N-04,05E) sprang 9 besætningsmedlemmer ud med faldskærm. De omkom alle.

Den 10. mand  ombord, Command Pilot, Major Garrett, kunne ikke forlade flyet, der var gået i spin.
Senere fik han atter kontrol over flyet og fortsatte mod vest til benzinen slap op.

Major Garrett sprang ud med faldskærm over England, hvor flyet styrtede ned i et hus i Suffolk.
” (FAF) 10 flyvere.

”On a bombing raid targeting Kiel a B-24 Liberator was hit by flak in an engine.

Over the North Sea (53,40N-04,05E) 9 members of the crew bailed out. All of them perished.

The 10th man on board, Command Pilot, Major Garrett, was unable to leave the plane, which had started spinning.
Later he regained control over the plane and went on towards west till he ran out of fuel.

Major Garrett bailed out over England, where the plane crashed into a house in Suffolk.” (FAF)

From 34th Bomb Group Mission Diary for AUGUST 1944: Missions #48-#63 Compiled by Gary L. Ferrell
B-24J 44-40443 D/D With the 4BS. Pilot: Mackey. Unnumbered Missing Air Crew Report. 9 Killed in Action, 1 Returned to Duty. This plane was hit by flak in #1 engine causing considerable loss of fuel. Engineer reported only three minutes fuel remaining so the crew was ordered to bail out. Nine men did bail out but Major Garrett was unable to leave when the plane went into a spin. He was able to right the plane and decided to fly until the fuel ran out. The plane did reach England and Major Garrett bailed out and the plane crashed into a house at Holt, Suffolk. Fortunately there were no injuries to anyone on the ground. Salvaged with battle damage

This B 24 Liberator belonged to 34th Bombardment Group . 4th BS, 34th BG, 93rd CBW, 3rd BD, 8 AF, USAAF.  It took off from Mendlesham Airfield, Station 156.
10 airmen.