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James A Glaxner Jr


Shot down 15 August 1943 in B-17 #4230598. Killed in Action (KIA).
His name is on the Tablets of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30598

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Smoky Hill 12/7/43; Dow Fd 16/7/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-L] Gt Ashfield 16/7/43; Missing in Action Lille 15/8/43 with Ed Stone, Co-pilot: George Larsen, Navigator: Jim Atkinson, Bombardier: Darrell Taylor, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...


Event Location Date
Born Benezette, Pennsylvania 4 April 1905
Died 15 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
17 March 2017 14:18:29 Lucy May Changes to suffix, service number, biography, awards, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 267