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Charles Gregory Degarimore
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1928
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1948
Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

PB4Y-2B Privateer Bureau Number 59776

Pilot Lt Thomas C. O'Connor (KIA)
Crew LCD Russell G. Delany (KIA)
Crew MID Walter R. Delaney (KIA)
Crew AD1C Charles D. Rudolph (KIA)
Crew ADC Trafton B. Lee (KIA)
Crew AD2C John A. Beland (KIA)
Crew AL2C Carl H. Christensen (KIA)
Crew AL3C Charles G. Degarimore (KIA)
Crew AOC Clarence Pinkerton (KIA)
Crew AE3C Paul D. McDonald (KIA)
Crew Lt. William L. Wise (KIA)
Crew CHAERM Frederick A. Earle (KIA)
Crashed August 12, 1948

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Assigned to VP(HL)-13.

Mission History
Took off from NAS Agana. Due to bad weather, flew into a cliff at the southern end of Rota Island and crashed killing the entire crew.

After the crash, the remains of the crew were found and are buried in a group burial at Golden Gate National Cemetery, Section F, grave 41.

Wreckage remains in the sea off the island.

Mark Michael / Dive Rota adds:
"We found a ring with the initials T.C.O. at the crash site, which we believe may have belonged to the pilot of the aircraft LT. Thomas C. O'Connor. I would like to try and find his wife or children if he had any and if they are still alive and return the ring to them if they would want it."

Find A Grave - Thomas Charles O'Connor
Thanks to Mark Michael and Ted Darcy for additional information

Last Updated
July 26, 2011

Family links: 
  Olen B DeGarimore (1894 - 1982)
  Clementine Reese Gregory DeGarimore (1900 - 1996)
  Patricia Sue Degarimore Richardson (1926 - 2005)*
  Charles Gregory Degarimore (1928 - 1948)
*Calculated relationship
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section F # 41
Maintained by: Marcia
Originally Created by: Diane Reich
Record added: Jul 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14953674
Charles Gregory Degarimore
Added by: TD Miller
Charles Gregory Degarimore
Added by: Diane Reich
Charles Gregory Degarimore
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- TD Miller
 Added: Dec. 8, 2010

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