Glenn E Duncan

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 13052 - Col. Glenn E Duncan named his first P-47 "Winged Death" but was ordered to change it by the higher brass, so he sarcastically renamed it "Dove of...

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.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Fighter Command 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (VIII Fighter Command)
  • Service Numbers: 17072483 / O-701780
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14062816 / O-667745
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: 13058992 / O-736405
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1307930
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Fatty Patty II
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Butch II
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Dove of Peace VIII
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)
Glenn E. Duncan, on the left, and John B. Rose Jr. of the 353rd Fighter Group, stand beside the group's de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth, which Duncan had just crash-landed into the field. 1943-1944.
  • Aircraft Type: Tiger Moth
  • Nicknames: Dorothy
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 79th Service Group 15th Station Complement Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (79th Service Group)

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Bering, Texas 75960, USA 19 May 1918

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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

Date29 Nov 2017 13:34:11
ContributorLucy May
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

Date31 Mar 2015 10:20:19
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Added MIA date

Date18 Feb 2015 15:37:40
Sources

Added burial details from ABMC.

Date3 Oct 2014 15:53:40
ContributorEmily
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth,. P. 277.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:31
ContributorAAM
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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