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John R Glass


Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Gerald Sorensen

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer - Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Managed to evade with the help of the Belgian COMET evasion network. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 September 1944, fighting with the Belgian Resistance. See his page at

Units served with


  • 42-31152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action on mission to METZ, France, 1/5/44, with Eugene W. Dingledine; Co-pilot: George R. Smith; Navigator: James K....


  • 333

    1 May 1944

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 1918
Enlisted New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 27 October 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 1 May 1944 – 23 June 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 4.


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 12:36:55 ED-BB Changes to service number, events, place associations and mission associations

MACR 4237
NARA WWII POW database
Research for website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:35 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4237 / MACR 4237; Snetterton Falcons, pg 133 & 145 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database