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Glenn C Bach Jr

Military

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD.
Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Walton Wadley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-106867 'Pegelin'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Lisieux, section bounced 25 Fw190's, during melee strayed behind formation and was picked of by Fw190, crashed near Dreux on 8-Aug-44 in P-51B 42-106867 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • 42-106874

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod mission, failed to pull out of strafing run on train in P-51B 42-106874, crashed near Hambergen. Pilot 2nd Lt Herbert Fritts Killed in Action (KIA). 24-May-44. MACR 5402.

  • 44-13669 'Pegelin'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Oct-44. MACR 9266.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, USA 28 July 1917
Lived in Olympia, WA, USA 1941
Enlisted Tacoma, WA, USA 17 February 1941
Based East Wretham 1 January 1943 – 14 January 1943

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based East Wretham 14 January 1943 – 23 January 1943

Moved to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based East Wretham 23 January 1943 – 1 August 1944

Returned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 20 August 1943

Landing Accident 1 Mile NE Farmingdale, NY Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Glenn C Bach, 20-Aug-43.

P-47 42-8257 - 369FS 359FG

Crashed Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 14 January 1944

Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 10 June 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Based Goxhill 1 August 1944 – 3 November 1944

Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Westfield, MA 01085, USA 16 August 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 14:31:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 8th AF Losses, Unit History ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2016 09:22:21 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bach&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/page/90958762_glenn_c%20bach/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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