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Glen Oris Thompson


Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir on 19 June 1944 in B-24 #42-51124, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51124

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down at Pressoir, France on 19 June 1944. All eight crewmen were Killed in Action (KIA).

Associated Place

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...


Event Location Date
Born Elkhorn, Wisconsin 23 September 1918
Killed in Action (KIA) France 19 June 1944
Buried Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA 12 May 1949

Hazel Ridge Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
17 December 2021 20:22:48 jmoore43 Changes to events

Updated Born event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 136493141.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2021 20:20:51 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, nickname and events

Updated middle name and nickname and Born, Died and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 136493141.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2021 20:04:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Changed the label for a Died event to “Killed in Action (KIA)” per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2017 17:33:46 Lucy May Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:30 AAM AAM ingest

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5911,