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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1919 1
Texas 1
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Person:
Hubert R Garrett 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
1919 1
Texas 1
Residence:
Place: Nacogdoches County, Texas 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
26 Jan 1942 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
18034909 1
Enlistment Place:
Houston Texas 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge 1
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Occupation:
Skilled pattern and model makers, except paper 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0269 1
Card Number: - 1
Film Reel Number: 2.126 1

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Garrett joined the Army Air Corps and was trained as a bombardier aboard B-24 aircraft. Deployed to India late 1942; His bomber, "7-11," shot down over Burma on 1 May 1943 by Japanese Oscar fighters from the 3rd Chutai, 64th Sentai on a bombing raid on shipping and harbor facilities at Rangoon. pilot of plane force landed near Bassein, Burma. Surviving crew struck out for Allied lines in India. Captured several days later, they were POWs in Rangoon Central Prision for the next two years. Pilot and engineer died in captivity (Kavanagh and Bodell). Garrett survived the war.

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