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Glesner H Weckbacher


Glesner Werkbacher served with the 4th Fighter Group between 1942 and 26 August 1945. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant on 1 April 1943.
He participated in Operation FRANTIC II, the Russia Shuttle mission, June - July 1944.



  • Lewis Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Crew Chief

  • Everett Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 352nd Fighter Group
    CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945 ...

  • Vervene Young

    Military | Corporal | Armourer
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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Units served with

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...


  • 43-6936

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort and support mission to Southern Germany. Glycol leak caused abort. A/C abandoned by pilot Lt Woodrow F Sooman and crashed West of Remagen/Rhine. 18-Mar-44. POW. MACR 3382.

  • 43-6942 'Meiner Kleiner'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Joseph W Higgins, crew chief, S/Sgt Glesner H Weckbacher. Re-assigned 335FS and to Lt Richard F Kallner. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Merseburg, hit by flak causing engine...

  • 44-72181 'Sunny VIII'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer, Colonel Everett W. Stewart. ...

  • 44-72210

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. This aircraft was a specially modified P-51D Mustang. It had its fuselage fuel tanks removed, a second seat fitted in the rear for the radar operator and mounted a radar antenna on the starboard wing. This aircraft...

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...


Event Location Date
Born Trumbull County, OH, USA 16 June 1912
Lived in Trumbull County, Ohio, United States 1940
Enlisted Cleveland, Ohio, United States 11 April 1942
Died Warren, OH, USA 19 January 1993
Buried Hillside Cemetery, Cortland, Trumbull County, Ohio, United Statess


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 12:32:09 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography and events

NARA WWII Enlistment records

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06 February 2015 13:53:41 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

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03 November 2014 15:42:22 Lucy May Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Added information based on the 4th Fighter Group Association records:

Combined two entries for Weckbacher. This entry now included material from the following source:
'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.' / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:35 AAM AAM ingest

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