Glen Edward AlfterMilitary
Sent through to the museum by Glen Alfter's son, Colonel Frank Alfter, USAF (Ret).
Shot down 13 April 1944 during Schweinfurt raid in B-17 #42-37816 'Big Stupe'. Wounded by shrapnel along with the pilot and navigator before crash landing at Rambucourt, France. Captured and incarcerated at Stalag Luft XVII B. Liberated May 1945. Continued service in USAF until March 1973.
AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME/ WW II VM/ POW
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Units served with
|Dwight, Illinois, USA||26 September 1924|
|Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK||5 December 1943||Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, Ferris Ormond Heffley Crew. 23 combat missions.|
Prisoner of War (POW)
|Germany||13 April 1944|
|Illinois, USA||23 November 1945||Second Enlistment Technical Sergeant, Air Corps|
|1 August 1982||Burial: Riverside National Cemetery Riverside Riverside County California, USA Plot: 1, 0, 813|
Added some info to the "Summary biography" gleaned from a presentation by the son of the Tail Gunner, Col. Frank Alfter (USAF Retired).
Removed a space in the "Summary biography" for readability.
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3868 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / family, MACR 3868, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=…