Claude Robert Garmany, Jr.
News article Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio), 28 November 1943.
Five die in Ohio Bomber crash Plane explodes and burst into flames Columbus, Ohio – A Flying Fortress on a routine training flight crashed on a farm one mile northwest of Lockbourne air base near here Saturday, killing its five crew members. Lockbourne public relations officers said the dead were:
1st Lt Claude R. Garmany, Jr., 22, Chattanooga, Tennessee, the instructor
2nd Lt Monte M. Small, 22, Minter, Alabama
2nd Lt Frank J. Nanz, Jr., 27, Northfield, Minnesota
PFC Philip J. Kiely, 22, Queens, New York
Pvt Joseph Dolgin, 25, Brooklyn, New York
The plane crashed on the farm of Charles and Henry Beggrow, exploded, and burst into flames. Rendie Miller who lives near the scene of the crash said that ‘one of the engines appeared to be laboring’ before the plane struck. The plane was almost completely demolished. It narrowly missed the Beggrow farm house before hitting the ground.
Picture from the University of Tennessee, yearbook 1939
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 21 August 1921
- Date of death: 27 November 1943
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: Air Corps
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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