Thursday, March 22, 2007

See where the Aviation interest comes from?

Garland B. Lloyd Crew - 334th Sqn

Garland B. Lloyd (pilot) , Willys P. Jones (co-pilot)
Elton Skinner (navigator) , Russell P. Allman (bombadier)

Marion Gillmor (top turret gunner) , George Robinson (waist gunner)
John Janssen (radio operator) , Porter Hyght (waist gunner)
Victor Valek (tail gunner) , Ralph Rice (ball turret gunner)

The 2nd from the right on the front row is my father. My husband found this picture online while doing some research about him. We'd been to an antique weapons show and they had some uniforms from WWII from the Army Air Corps and we decided that we really should try to get some further information on where Dad served and more about him. I was born 14 years after the war ended and he really didn't like to talk about it. He was shot down over Germany and spent some very horrible time in a German Prisioner of War Camp where part of his stomach was removed. Mark is looking for more information on him for me.

They're doing WWII reenactments at the Eisenhower farm right outside of Gettysburg now. We were in Gettysburg for the Rembrance Day Parade and Ball last November and we saw two men dressed like WWII and one looked so much like pictures I'd seen of my dad that it was like seeing a ghost. It's good to keep the memory alive, as there are still veterans able to tell stories and give information to those that are interested.


Anonymous said...

I was looking for information on my uncle, Porter Hyght, and I came upon this picture. My uncle was in the same concentration camp that your father was in. My son, Chuck, who is a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society can tell you much more than I can. You can contact me at My name is Sharon Hyght Bowman.

Anonymous said...

í am searching for any information on Garland B. Lloyd. We found out that he stayed at my great grandparents house after the crash in 1944. His stay was part of a pilot escape line. There is no information on him after he left my families house.
Maybe you can help me?

With kind regards,
Brigitte Bertens
the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

sorry i forgot the contact info:

Fiber addikt said...

Ladies, I wish I could help you, but I have no further information. There is a group on Facebook that is the 94th Bomber Group, it's possible they might have some contacts that could be of help. I found everything that I have out after my father's death, he never talked about his wartime experiences during his life.

Anonymous said...

I have a little info on Mr. Lloyd. After the crash on March 6 of '44 he evaded capture until July 17, as he states that" he was betrayed and turned over to the gestapo". He was held and interrogated until July 29. He was then transferred to stalag luft 3 where he was held until May 2 when he was liberated by the Russians.