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Glenn Edward Brenneke


Attacked by fighters on a mission to Berlin and on the return flight with two engines out, B-17F #42-30412 'Mischief Maker II' crashed SSE of Brussels, Belgium on 4 Mar 1944. Evaded (EVD). Page about him at


Units served with


  • 42-30412 Mischief-Maker II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Plane Mischief Maker II entered combat approximately Jun43 under command of Capt V.L. Iverson after the original Mischief Maker was damaged beyond repair. After this crew completed 25 missions Maj. Iverson was retained for HQ USSTAF, the crew...


  • 8th Air Force 247

    4 March 1944
    The industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch formations. However, the despatch from 2nd Air Division aborted the mission because of severe weather in the assembly area...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Portland, Oregon, USA 7 December 1919
Died Portland, Oregon, United States 15 September 1993
Buried Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, United States


Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 12:18:25 ED-BB Changes to biography

Research for his page at

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 13:39:01 ED-BB Changes to surname

MACR 3425
Escape & Evasion report E&E 1681 :

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 13:38:05 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, events, place associations and mission associations

MACR 3425
Glenn Brenneke's escape & Evasion Report E&E 1681 :

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3425 / MACR 3425, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database