Glenn Daniel Beeler

Military

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill [secured with a bold claim in the combat report, as the pilot of the already damaged Fw190 baled out, with Beeler's P-51D firmly attached to his tail, without a shot having been fired]. Transferred to 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to the rank of Major.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Sparky Cherraine
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Jane VI Big Gas Bird
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kentucky, USA 17 March 1919

Enlisted

Forest Camp Rd, Spring City, TN 37381, USA 19 August 1942 Camp Forrest Tennessee USA

Based

Steeple Morden 31 October 1944 - 3 July 1945 Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Crashed

Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 28 January 1945 Landing Accident Steeple Morden/Sta 122 Cat M damage 1Lt Glenn D Beeler, 28-Jan-45. P-51D-10NA 44-14563 - 354FS 355FG 8AF

Other

E/A Destroyed

Magdeburg, Germany 7 April 1945 Fw190 destroyed Madgeburg, Germany. 7-Apr-44.

Other

Promotion

Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 15 April 1945 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Crashed

Sudbury CO10, UK 2 June 1945 Baled Out Mid Air Collision 3 miles E Sudbury/Sta 174 Cat 4 damage 1Lt Glenn D Beeler, 2-Jun-45. P-51D20 44-72253 - 354FS 355FG 8AF

Other

Transferred

Little Walden, Saffron Walden CB10, UK 3 July 1945 Transferred to 361st Fighter Group.

Died

Sarasota County, FL, USA 5 March 1970

Buried

Sarasota, FL, USA 9 March 1970 Sarasota Memorial Park Sarasota Sarasota County Florida USA
Knoxville, TN, USA