Wallace Boyd Garner was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Rex Carl Garner and Dollie Martin.
Enlisted – 15 May 1942, Ft Oglethorpe, GA
He was reported missing in action on 1 September 1944. Finding of Death – 7 Mar 1946, Manila, Philippines

Staff Sgt 33rd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group

Temptation- B24
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.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 24 September 1944
S/Sgt Wallace B. Garner, son of Mrs. Dollie H. Garner, 21½  Market Square, and R.C. Garner of Chattanooga, has been missing in action since Sept. 1 over Davoa in the Philippines, the War Department informed his mother yesterday. He is a gunner-photographer aboard a Liberator bomber. Sgt. Garner is a member of the “Red Raiders” group under the general command of Lt.-Gen. George C. Kenney, Allied air forces commander in the Southwest Pacific, and has spent more than a year overseas. He was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in sustained operation flight missions in the Southwest Pacific area, and has photographed American air rads on Wadke, Biak, Hollandia, and other New Guinea sectors.
A graduate of General High School, Sgt. Garner was employed as a topographical draftsman in Chattanooga prior to entering the air forces.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 May 1918
  • Date of death: 1 September 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 33rd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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