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Minas Philip Glitsis

Military

Assigned to to 10th Station Compliment, 8AF USAAF. Customer of Freckleton snack bar, killed by crash of B-24J 42-50291 'Classy Chassis II'. Died non Battle (DNB)

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-50291 Classy Chassis II

    B-24 Liberator
    Classy Chassis II was one of two refurbished B-24 heavy bombers, being made ready for delivery when it departed Base Air Depot 2 (BAD2) at Warton on a test flight. ...

Associated Place

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

  • Freckleton

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Born Egypt 1906
Enlisted New York City, NY 17 November 1942

New York City New York

Based Wendling 1944 – 23 August 1944

Assigned to to 10th Station Compliment, 8AF USAAF.

Died Freckleton, UK 23 August 1944
Buried 25 August 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK
Plot E Row 2 Grave 43

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