Do you have any other information aside from this, perhaps unit or division he was with. European or Pacific.
Thank you in advance for helping with this. My father was in the Air Force for 28 years and passed away when he was only 55 years old. This has become very important to me as today is his 100 birthday. When growing up I asked many times and all he would say is "I will tell you sometime" and sometime never came. I hope the following will help ... thank you for your help
Earl John Garvin
DOB Dec 11 Odgen, Ks
B 26 pilot
Flew the southern route in the UK
Flew his missions out of Earls Colne, UK
Was with the 323 Group, 454 Bomb Squadron
If you need more information I can supply more.
Again thank you....you this is especially important to me.
David Garvin, phone 785-539-2986
Do you happen to know the ane he flew on his many missions, found a list of marauder plane list for the 454th squadron. Also did you happen to get his discharge or service records.
Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I have been grading and grading. Worse part about teaching college students!
He flew 25 missions. His ship was the Lady Luck tail # 41-34717. His first mission (I believe was 7/27/43 to Tricqueville, France)Later he flew Black Magic tail #41-34689 and after that Stinkin Clinkin tail # 41-34713. Does that help? Thank you for all your help.
Great talking to you. Thank you for your military service! We talked about the BRAC.gov form 180 (?) are you going send that. I was still unclear on what to do. Feel free to contact again by phone or my personal email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again. Have a super Christmas!
I keep hitting walls searching for father DFC citation. Any luck on your part. The archives sent me a copy of the award card but said they could not find the citation. Sounds odd to me. Any ideas or have you found anything.
3 people found this helpful
Hello Mr. Garvin,
Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub!
You may request his award cards from the Award Cards, 1942-1963 series held at the National Archives at St. Louis. This series is for Army Air Corps and the Air Force for this time frame. You may email us to begin a search or write in your request to email@example.com.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives at St. Louis
PO Box 38757
St. Louis, MO 63138