SSgt Glenn Max Whitacre

SSgt Glenn Max Whitacre

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 8 Jul 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56367344 · View Source
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Son of Perry A. Whitacre who resided in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Glenn served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24H #41-28951, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 30, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24H #41-28951 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission to Marsdorf, Germany. They were involved in a mid-air collision with B-24J #42-109844 over the Adriatic Sea north of Vieste, Italy. The cause of the collision is unknown.

Glenn was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 35544927

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28951:

Castillo, Richard J ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Hoffman, Richard A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Judd, Theodore J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MI
Kedzierski, Thaddeus ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Kilgore, Harry N, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AL
Meyers, Marvin ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Poe, Joseph W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WV
Roland, Francis K ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KS
Walker, Donald J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CA
Whitacre, Glenn M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH

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For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-109844 see:

Shepard, John F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN

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Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Inscription

S SGT 514 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) OHIO


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Glenn Max Whitacre (1924–8 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56367344, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .