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Glen Francis Hartzell

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 220

    12 February 1944
    A combined force of 99 B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division: 44BG; 93BG; 389BG; and 392BG are despatched to bomb the V-Weapon site at Siracourt, France. 97 aircraft are effective on targets. 29 aircraft are damaged by AA fire. There are no aircraft or...

  • 8th Air Force 228 BIG WEEK - DAY 2

    21 February 1944
    Day 2 of BIG WEEK is another maximum effort by 8th Air Force to bomb 6 airfields in Germany as primary targets: Diepholz, Gütersloh, Lippstadt, Werl, Achmer and Handorf. In addition the industrial areas of Brunswick city are included as a primary...

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 246

    3 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

  • 8th Air Force 253

    9 March 1944
    Berlin is once again targeted by this mission as a secondary target. Primary target not listed in source data. All 3 Air Divisions despatch aircraft. There is very little fighter opposition. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 301

    13 April 1944

  • 311

    22 April 1944

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2017 22:39:06 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations
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Glen Hartzell diary

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20 February 2017 22:10:30 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations
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Glen Hartzell diary

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20 February 2017 21:52:22 gish1893 Changes to mission associations
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Glen Hartzell diary

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20 February 2017 16:24:17 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations
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Glen Hartzell diary

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17 February 2017 23:06:35 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations
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Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2017 00:48:52 gish1893 Changes to role
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Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 10:46:07 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations
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Info from Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 10:42:57 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations
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Info from Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 10:30:46 gish1893 Changes to mission associations
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Info from Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 10:11:10 gish1893 Changes to mission associations
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info from Glen Hartzell diary

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16 February 2017 03:07:26 gish1893 Changes to mission associations
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info taken from Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 01:19:02 gish1893 Changes to middlename
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Info taken from Glen F Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 01:07:55 gish1893 Changes to role
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info taken from Glen Hartzell's diary of his experiences at this time

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2017 00:53:29 gish1893 Changes to highest rank
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Glen Hartzell was my mother's uncle. He left a diary of his experiences flying missions with the 506th bombardment squadron during WWII.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:29 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

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