Glenn Albert Arndt

2nd Lt    0-685070    614th
1922 - 1944

Bombardier aboard 42-31116 (Cawn't Miss)

     Glenn was born Oct 30, 1922, Niles, Cook, Illinois.
     In Nov 12, 1942 he enlisted to the Air Corps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG.
     His last mission, Apr 29, 1944, Target: Berlin, A/C weaved around after apparently being hit by flak.
     It then joined another formation until it was lost sight of.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.

     In 1944, when Glenn died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :

         His father, Otto F Arndt, age 44
         His mother, Esther Arndt, age 48
         His sister, Marilyn Arndt, age 13

Mission to Berlin, Germany, # 2 engine hit by flak, It then joined another formation until it was lost sight of.
Crashed near Leers, France / Belgium border

     The plane was hit and the controls were shot out and cockpit set afire by 20 mm cannon from six FW-190's.
     During the flight Glenn was helping the Ball Turret Gunner who had frost bitten foot.
     When the plane went into a spiral, he helped others to bail out, finally he bailed out, but his chute failed to open.

     The Tail Gunner found him in a tree, he was wounded in face and possibly in back and legs.
     Later , Mr E. Guilbert, a member of the underground reported that he was dead.
     He was buried at the community cemetery Lille (France) in the South English Section, grave no 1.
     Glenn flew 3 missions.

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