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Glenn E Duncan

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Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943.

On 7 July 1944, he was shot down during a strafing mission in P-47 #4225971 'Dove of Peace. He evaded capture, working with the Dutch underground, before being liberated by the Allied 10 months later. He returned to the 353rd and resumed command in April 1945, until Sept 9, 1945. Duncan remained in service served as liaison at the White House, NORAD and with Air Divisions in Korea and Japan. He retired as a Colonel.

Service

People

  • Charles McGraw

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 50+ combat missions. Credited with 3 x kills [Air], 2 destroyed [Grd] and 2 x damaged [Grd]. Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hazel Moretz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. Hazel "Pop" Moretz was credited with one aerial victory on August 4, 1944. He flew with the 351st Fighter Squadron/353rd Fighter Group, 8th AAF on of Raydon AF, Suffolk, England. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hassell Stump

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Horace Thompson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-25971

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8531 Butch II

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47 Thunderbolt Serial 42-8531 assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group/ 352nd Fighter Squadron was flown on D-Day, 6 June 1944 by Lt Clifford F. Armstrong.

  • DE745 'Dorothy'

    Tiger Moth
    Assigned to USAAF, Landing accident Goxhill 2-Aug-43, Taxiing accident Halesworth 30-Aug-43, Take Off accident Westleton 7-Sep-43 Maj Glenn E Duncan: - ...

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bering, Texas 75960, USA 19 May 1918
Reported MIA 7 July 1944

Shot down during a strafing mission. Evaded capture. Liberated by the Allied 10 months later.

Died 4 July 1998
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 13:34:11 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography, awards and place associations
Sources

Brought in sources from duplicate record:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A. and Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force; Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45; MACR 6696, Silent Heroes Among Us ISBN 1-884687-07-5 interview with D / MACR 6696 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 10:20:19 rossingtonj Changes to role and events
Sources

Added MIA date

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2015 15:37:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Added burial details from ABMC.

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 15:53:40 Emily Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth,. P. 277.

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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