Born 1918, Chattanooga, TN
Enlisted – 15 May 1942, Ft Oglethorpe, GA
Son of Rex and Dollie Martin Garner
Missing since 1 September 1944
Finding of Death – 7 Mar 1946, Manila, Philippines
Staff Sgt 33rd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group
During the first daylight aerial strike on the Philippine Islands since the withdrawal from Bataan this aircraft B-24J with serialnumber 42-100196 was hit by ack-ack and went down in Davao Bay 30 miles south of Matina Airstrip. Lost were Lt. Robert A. Lint, pilot Lt. Paul R. Tofte, co-pilot Lt. William C. Mittereder, navigator Lt. Richard C. Bennett, bombardier TSgt. Chester J. Neil, engineer TSgt. Ralph B. Clark, asst. engineer TSgt. Maurice M. Possley, radio operator Pvt. Charles J. Sweeney, gunner SSgt Edward J. Sebelski, gunner Sgt. Howard W. Davis, gunner and Sgt. Wallace B. Garner, photographer.