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Glenn Todd Eagleston

Military

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF flying P-39's stateside. Transferred to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF flying P-47's and P-51's. Glenn Eagleston was an ace pilot, having been credited with a total of 20.5 aircraft during World War II and Korea.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation:

Captain (Air Corps) Glenn Todd Eagleston (ASN: 0-730417/9438A), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-51 Fighter Airplane in the 353d Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 29 October 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date Captain Eagleston shot down three enemy aircraft in a single mission. Captain Eagleston's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

Awards: DSC, DFC (3OLC), AM (20OLC), AM (5OLC), SS, BS, LOM, WWII Victory, EAME (8 x Battle stars), American Campaign and Defence, OCC, UN and Korean medals, National Defense (Bronze Star), AFC (OLC), Congressional Gold Medal.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 353rd Fighter Squadron
  • 79th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

  • Cricqueville

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Farmington, UT 12 March 1921
Based Cricqueville January 1943 – 1945

Transferred to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 7 May 1991
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 12 May 1991

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Section 3-G, Row 5, Site 5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2021 12:54:30 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312804
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148127/glenn-todd-eagleston

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2021 12:14:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312804
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65148127/glenn-todd-eagleston

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