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Glenn Strong

Check Out Document 1 below for The Glenn Strong Story

Lt Strong, a copilot with the 757 BS, was flying on 6/9/44 to the the first 459 BG`s penetration of germany this far north to Munich Germany as Mission # 56 to bomb the Altertuhofen Munition Ordnance Depot at the Munich Airdrome(A/D), when his plane, Naughty Angel B-24 H # 42-52318, was shot down in flames. He and his crew parachuted from the plane and all were captured and became POWs.

His story and the other heroic airmen of the Group is demonstrated on pages 74 and 75 in the 459 th BG`s history book "Coffee Tower" with excerpts included below. All told this was a sad day for the 459 BG as we lost 5 aircraft and 50 crewmen--14 KIA, 35 POWs and one escaped ( Lt Paschal,pilot of another 757th ship shot down that day who enventually made his way to Allied contol several weeks later)


MACR 6179

Pilot 1st Lt. Eugene E. McManus Captured

Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Glenn M. Strong Captured

Navigator 2nd Lt. Frederick C. Lindberg Captured

Bombardier 2nd Lt. John D. Spargo Captured

Engineer/Gunner Sgt. Julius Moses Captured

Radio Op/Gunner Sgt. John Folcik Captured

L.Waist Gunner Sgt. Robert Hendrix Captured

R.Waist Gunner Sgt. Vincent Marimpetrie KIA

Tail Gunner Sgt. Valray F. Bleech Captured

Ball Turret Gunner Sgt. Marvin L. Guthrie Captured


The crew of "Naughty Angel" B-24H 42-52318 shown prior to their being shot down 6-9-44 on M# 56 to Munich, Germany when German Fighters of the Herman Goering Yellow Nosed F-190s from near Udine, North Italy attacked the 459 BG formation on the way to the Munich,GR munitions depot at the Munich A/D all the way to the target and on the return trip down to the Adriatic. The Group lost 5 A/C and 50 men that day. Lt Glenn Strong is second from right in rear row and Lt McManus is on the far right. One of the air men in the picture is right waist gunner,Vincent Marimpetrie,who was killed in this action when his parachute was damaged by enemy incendiary gunfire and failed to open. He and other crewmen are not identified in the photo. (Does any one know their identity? Webmaster)


This remarkable photo, taken from another ship shows the 757th BS B-24H # 42-52318 being shot down on 6/9/44 which is seen in the left side center, trailing smoke from #3 engine on left wing and about to go down in flames. In the upper right hand sector a German FW-190 fighter can be seen peeling up from hiss attack on the formation. Shot down on Mission # 56 near Udine, Italy 6-9-44 on route to Munich, Germany. One crewman reported killed and rest of the crew made POW`s that day, The 459th BG lost 5 aircraft that mission.

MACR: 6179

Glenn Strong

2nd Lt Glenn M Strong Sr was assigned to the 459th BG 757th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Co-pilot.


The crew of "Naughty Angel" B-24H 42-52318 shown prior to their being shot down 6-9-44 on M 56 to Munich, Germany when German Fighters of the Herman Goering Yellow Nosed F-190s from near Udine, North Italy attacked the 459 BG formation on the way to the Munich,GR munitions depot at the Munich A/D all the way to the target and on the return trip down to the Adriatic. The Group lost 5 A/C and 50 men that day. Lt Glenn Strong is second from right in rear row and Lt McManus is on the far right. One of the air men in the picture is right waist gunner,Vincent Marimpetrie,who was killed in this action when his parachute was damaged by enemy incendiary gunfire and failed to open. He and other crewmen are not identified in the photo. (Does any one know their identity? Webmaster)


This remarkable photo, taken from another ship shows the 757th BS B-24H # 42-52318 being shot down on 6/9/44 which is seen in the left side center, trailing smoke from #3 engine on left wing and about to go down in flames. In the upper right hand sector a German FW-190 fighter can be seen peeling up from hiss attack on the formation. Shot down on Mission 56 near Udine, Italy 6-9-44 on route to Munich, Germany. One crewman reported killed and rest of the crew made POW`s that day, The 459th BG lost 5 aircraft that mission.

The following information on Glenn Strong is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on 2nd Lt Strong. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Glenn Strong's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

Glenn Strong

2nd Lt

1518

07/03/1944

 

AM

Air Medal (AM)

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