Garland McGregor, Jr.
Army Air Force,
370th Fighter Squadron, 350 Fighter Group
Aug 24, 1924
Feb 23, 1945
KIA - Plane crash in England after returning from a mission.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Greenville, SC
At 2:50PM on February 23, 1945, 2nd Lt. Garland McGregor Jr. of the 370th Fighter Squadron, 350 Fighter Group VIII Fighter Command was flying wing position in a P-51D-1C aircraft. On return from a relay mission, the aircraft crashed three and one half miles North East of AAF Station 133 (East Wretham Airfield, England). The aircraft was a complete wreck and the pilot’s life was taken instantly. An investigation revealed weather conditions to be very poor and that when forced to fly instruments at low altitudes; Lt. McGregor became separated from his leader. It is believed that Lt. McGregor, after becoming separated from his leader, was unable to orient himself to actual instrument flying and as a result crashed.