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Personnel

S/Sgt

Glen E. SNIDER

Army Serial Number: 37178141
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 418th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Waist Gunner
Beginning Date of 100th Service: Unknown
Time of Service at Thorpe Abbotts: Unknown - Unknown

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: POW
MACR: 07414
CR: 07414
Comments: 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
Glen Snider MIAPrintThe Humboldt Independent Aug 8 194412:00 am
Glen Snider freed POWPrintThe Humboldt Independent May 8 194512:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

Pathfinder Aircraft

DATE: 20 July 1944 418th Sqdn. A/C #42-97564 OE-F (95th BG Pathfinder) "Belle of Berlin"

MISSION: Merseburg,Ger. MACR #7414,Micro-fiche #2701


Major MaGee C.Fuller Com. P POW
Capt Francis C.Kincannon P POW
1st Lt Bernard L.Farnum CP POW
Capt Robert E.Nance BOM EVADEE
1st Lt Louis H.Abromowitz NAV EVADEE
Capt Henry C. Griffis RAD/N EVADEE (see Hermansen crew/ 350th Sqdn.)
1st Lt George E.Bonitz NAV EVADEE
T/Sgt Daniel B.Deason TTE POW
T/Sgt Oscar L.Edge ROG POW
S/Sgt Glen E.Snider RWG POW
S/Sgt Daniel M.Cargile LWG EVADEE
S/Sgt Robert D.Chavez TG POW

This A/C was leading the mission in a Pathfinder ship which accounts for the
seven officers aboard. Major Fuller,who had flown overseas as pilot of a 349th
Sqdn. Crew in June 1943, was now C.O. of the 418th.

EYEWITNESS: "Just as bombs were released A/C #564 received a direct hit by AA fire between #2 engine and fuselage.Shell did not explode but a large hole was torn in the wing and gasoline poured from the tanks. #2 engine feathered and A/C pulled out of formation directing deputy leader to take over. A/C fell behind and was escorted by fighters and it was reported that #564 was heard to tell fighters over radio that it
was all-right." This is all the information that interrogation of 100th "A" Group crews revealed.

From Bottisham (fighter base) to PFF War room to 100th BG the following report was received: "A/C #564 called for fighter support
after it began to lag and contact was made over channel "C" with the fighters which gave it cover. Subsequentlythe PFF had to crash
land near Louvain just east of Brusselsand prearranged plan (over channel "C") as soon as the crew had cleared the A/C the fighter strafed and set fire to the ship. Fighter did not see PFF explode but stated definitely that it was afire,and that all the crew was safe.'

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Merseburg
Aircraft:
"Pathfinders" (42-97564)
Date:
1944-07-20
Cause:
FLAK - Fire

Photos

Francis C. Kincannon Crew

Francis C. Kincannon Crew (left to right) Kneeling: R. Nance, B. Farnum, F. Kincannon, L. Abromowitz Standing: R. Chavez, O. Edge, G. Snider, D. Deason, C. Garrette, B. Tarnecki Photo courtesy of Thorpe Abbotts Tower Museum Archives - January, 2006

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt Col FULLER, Magee C. P/COM POW
Lt MACCARTER, Winton L. P POW
Lt WEACHTER, Harold NAV POW
Lt ZIEGLER, George H. BOM POW
T/Sgt ROGERS, Jack C. TTE POW
S/Sgt SANDY, Robert W. BTG POW
S/Sgt SAWICKI, Alexander BTG POW
S/SGT EASTERWED, George W. WG RFS
S/Sgt GRAFF, Roy D. WG POW
SGT MANLEY, Raymond J. WG POW
S/Sgt SNIDER, Glen E. WG POW
S/Sgt DEMONICA, Cosimo TG POW