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Garber DeWitt, Jr.

Name:
DeWitt, Jr. Garber
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
Unit:
780th Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
New Mexico
Cemetery:
Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot:
O
Row:
0
Grave:
262
Decoration:
Comments:

DeWitt Garber, Jr. was born on September 2, 1915, in Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia. He was the son of DeWitt Garber and Evaleen Mary Miller Garber. He was the husband of Marjorie Pearl Smith Garber.

DeWitt, Jr. served in the 780th Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Second Lieutenant and crew member on the B-24 #42-78308 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Nassereith, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Biberweir.

2Lt Garber is now buried in the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann