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Glyndon D Bell


Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30336 'Miss Nonalee II.' Aided by the Danish Underground, escaped to Sweden.



  • Arnold Martin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Married on May 18, 1943. Fathered four children. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, and father. Graduated high school at 15 because he was very intelligent. Was discharged from active duty at McDill Field, FL in December, 1946. Joined the...

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...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30336 Miss Nonalee II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-E] Gt Ashfield 27/6/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Glyndon Bell (INT, but escaped to Sweden via Danish Resistance); Co-pilot...


  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

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
Evaded Denmark 9 October 1943


Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 03:26:25 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, person associations and mission associations

MACR 824

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:35 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 824 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database