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Capt. Glenn C. Bach of Olympia, WA, served with both the 369th and 368th Fighter Squadrons from January 1943 until his transfer to the 496 FTG in August 1944. While with the 359th Fighter Group, Capt. Bach flew 102 missions for 303 combat hours and destroyed two E/A on the ground, damaging four more.



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

  • 369th Fighter Squadron


  • Glenn Bach

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Date Contributor Update
12 May 2019 15:57:14 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Photo courtesy Robert B. Hatter.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.