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Land, Garland V.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Garland V. Land.

Unit/Placed in, 871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).

 

Garland is born approx. on Jan. 19, 1921 in Homer, Louisiana .

 

Father, Ullyses H. Land.

Mother, Nettie L. Land.

Sister, Marjorie E. Land.

Brothers, Olin F. and Murris O. Land.

 

Garland enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 18140177.

 

Garland’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

1st Lt.           Granville M. Walling                    Pilot

2nd Lt.          Clifford E. Raid                          Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          John C. Baudendistel                   Navigator

2nd Lt.          James A. Callaghan                     Bombardier

2nd Lt.          George R. Dall                            Engineer

Sgt.              Chester C. Dlugokenoky                Radar Operator

Sgt.              Gerald W. Sturdivan                    Radio Operator/Gunner

T/Sgt.          Robert M. Jacoby                        Cfc Gunner

Sgt.              Garland V. Land                         Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt.           Howard G. Ross                          Right Waist Gunner

Sgt.              John R. Holsolaw                        Tail Gunner

 

Garland was KIA on the mission Unknown cause/location/fate on Dec. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Garland is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington Cemetery, Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA.

 

Thanks to http://www.497thbombgroupb29.org/index.htm http://www.exciteableitalian.com/497/497th.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

497th Bomber Group
B-29
Airplane Formation 871st Bomber Squadron from the 497 Bomber Group
Isley Field, Saipan
Garland V. Land
His rank Sergeant

Mededeling

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