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2Lt John Work Garrett

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2Lt John Work Garrett

Birth
Death
3 May 1944 (aged 19)
East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot
Chapel Area - Lot 45
Memorial ID
114672261 View Source

John served as a 2nd Lt., U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

John died in the "Line Of Duty" while on a combat training flight from Westover Field, when he was obliged by mechanical failure in his plane to choose between "abandoning ship" and making a forced landing, under very difficult conditions, at Rentschler Field, Connecticut, a small field not intended for bombers.

He chose the latter course, radioed for crash trucks and other emergency equipment, and, by the skill with which he handled his plane, managed to save all lives but his own. He himself was instantly killed during the war.

Service # O-820992

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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John was a great-grandson of John W. Garrett, American banker, philanthropist, and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). He is found at Find A Grave Memorial# 126844215.

John served as a 2nd Lt., U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

John died in the "Line Of Duty" while on a combat training flight from Westover Field, when he was obliged by mechanical failure in his plane to choose between "abandoning ship" and making a forced landing, under very difficult conditions, at Rentschler Field, Connecticut, a small field not intended for bombers.

He chose the latter course, radioed for crash trucks and other emergency equipment, and, by the skill with which he handled his plane, managed to save all lives but his own. He himself was instantly killed during the war.

Service # O-820992

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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John was a great-grandson of John W. Garrett, American banker, philanthropist, and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). He is found at Find A Grave Memorial# 126844215.


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