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2Lt Glenn A Guyer

2Lt Glenn A Guyer

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 18 Aug 1944 (aged 22–23)
France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Plot A Row 12 Grave 22
Memorial ID 56645200 · View Source
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Glenn served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24H "Bolicat" #41-29473, 860th Bomber Squadron, 493rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Wayne County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 7, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Retail manager and also as Married.

Glenn was "Killed In Action" when his B-24, while over their target at the German airfield at Roye-Amy, France, was hit by enemy flak causing the B-24 to catch fire and crash during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-696020

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29473:

Allen, Robert ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, California ~ " MIA "
Doyle, John G ~ S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, Michigan ~ " KIA "
Gourlay, Raymond L ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Michigan ~ " KIA "
Guthrie, Raymond R ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Illinois ~ " KIA "
Guyer, Glenn A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York ~ " KIA "
Kehoe, John C ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Virginia ~ " KIA "
Shostak, Felix J ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, Vermont ~ " MIA "
Washington, George H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Oklahoma ~ " KIA "

2nd Lt. Norman C. Grant, who was the Navigator, was the only survivor of this flight. He became a " POW " of the German Army.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56645200
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Glenn A Guyer (1921–18 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56645200, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .