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Glen H Alexander

Military

Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

Service

People

  • Earl Daughman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Solomon Gorlitsky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lowell Halls

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Parks

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as lead RO on crews of Robert C. Moore and Glen Alexander.

  • Leonard Pierce

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Robison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Wounded by enemy fighters on 15th mission on 25 December 1944. After bombing troop and supply concentrations which were supporting the enemy in the Battle of the Bulge, three seperate fighters attacked my tail position. Fought off the 1st two but the...

  • Clifton Stauff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harry Tootell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 503

    29 July 1944

  • 507

    31 July 1944
    Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord.

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chatham, Illinois 27 August 1921
Lived in Chatham, IL, USA 1942
Mission Ludwigshafen, Germany 31 July 1944

Ceiling was practically in the ground. We seemed to hit the soup as soon as we pulled off the runway. Visibility was barely a mile. We bombed from 25,000 feet. Temperature was -30C. Heavy flak, but we caught none of it (or so I thought). Parks (R/O) oxygen mask came disconnected over the target while he was holding the bomb bay doors open. I looked around and saw him weaving over the doors with no chute on. I jumped out of my seat to grab him and I was exhausted by the time I reached him. We both laid on the flight deck half conscious while we each signaled to the other that we were okay. Tootell (FE) finally came up from the waist to see why the bomb bay doors were still open. He found us some walk around bottles and we both soon came around. We made an instrument let down with about an 800 foot ceiling. Broke out right over Swanton Morley airfield and split the field in half. I found out later that our tail turret power system had been knocked out by flak. - Glen H. Alexander from the book "Attlebridge Arsenal"

Died Springfield, IL, USA 16 June 2016

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2016 14:47:04 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sj-r/obituary.aspx?n=glen-herbert-alexa...

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2015 02:26:26 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2015 02:25:40 466thHistorian Changes to awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian
Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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