Is this your relative? If you could provide more information on Garth Doyle such as DOB, and place it might help with my search. Found also a different Garth C. Doyle he was a CPT on a B29 that went down in china but in 1944. Are you firm on your date of this being after the war that the incident took place.
Capt. Garth C. Doyle
1/Lt. Richard L Vickery
Near Nanking, China
Bailout - #4 engine fire, flak
4 Killed, 3 POW, 5 Rescued
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 17013310 17013310 NAME DOYLE#GARTH#E########### DOYLE#GARTH#E########### RESIDENCE: STATE 71 Undefined Code RESIDENCE: COUNTY 095 Undefined Code PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 7163 Undefined Code DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 15 15 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 10 10 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 40 40 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION F#C# Undefined Code GRADE: CODE 9 Aviation Cadet BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 7 Enlistment for the Philippine Department LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 71 Undefined Code YEAR OF BIRTH 19 19 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 7 3 years of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 702 Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of automobiles, n.e.c. MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0239 0239 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.96# 2.96#
Some additional information: It was actually December 17, 1948 when his B-29 crashed in Natchitoches, LA.
Hello, he was born October 21, 1919 in Stuttgart Arkansas. I know for certain that he died after the war. My mother still talks about how devastated everyone was that he lived through the war only to die during peace time. There's also a story that he and his crew obtained a pig and flew him to their base so they could have a barbecue. They had to share their oxygen with the pig so he wouldn't die at altitude. If I remember correctly I think they got in a bit of trouble for that stunt. I have always been curious about what brought his plane down. I do believe the picture above has him in it. I can't see the faces clearly to see which one he is, but I remember vaguely hearing something about this event. Thanks so Much.
I have the right guy then here is some more information below. Plus here is your pig story https://www.40thbombgroup.org/memories/Memories50.pdf
This is his plane then below. During the War in 1944
- 6. Capt GARTH DOYLE; Myril Massey; Halloran Soules; Irving Burness; Marion
Kloster; William Tremain; Joseph Bazar; Blaine Brokaw; Eugene Givens; Everett
Wolfson; John Higgins; CC-A. Balutis #237
Thank you so very much for this information. I've already forwarded it to my mother. She adored her uncle and will be so excited to read it all. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Looking more closely I do believe he's second from the right.
It was actually a B-25. Sorry