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Captain Glenn E. Hagenbuch of the 303rd Bomb Group, leans out of the window of his B-17 Flying Fortress (GN-T, serial number 41-24610) nicknamed "Joe Btfsplk II". Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'No, he doesn't want a lift - it's just to let you know everything is thumbs up with him, and that when he and his aircraft get going - well, watch out Hitler. Capt. Glenn E. Hagenbuch, of Utica, Illinois, has changed from the job of farming, to piloting a bomber, and judging by this picture of him leaning out of his aircraft at an American Air Corps station somewhere in England, he's enjoying the life. Capt. Hagenbuch is 27, married, and was educated at La Salle - Peru Junior College.' On reverse: Current Affairs Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...


  • Glenn Hagenbuch

    Military | Major | Pilot
    1-May-42 Assigned as a Pilot with the 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. 7-Aug-42 Assigned as Pilot with crew to B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. 2-Sep-42...


  • 41-24610 Joe Btfsplk II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-T] Bangor 5/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 March 2018 12:25:04 Lucy May Changes to person associations

Added connection to airman's record

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:45:33 AAM AAM ingest

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