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Glenn W. Hoffman


First Lt. Glenn Wilbur Hoffman was serving as the lead navigator aboard B-24 "Quivering Box," tail No. 42-100315, when it was lost over Tholen, The Netherlands, on July 21, 1944.

The B24-H plane he was killed on during the July 21, 1944, mission to Munich was "Quivering Box," serial No. 42-100315, not the "Werewolf," serial No. 42-7572, where he is photographed with the other crew members. The pilot was Captain Erich H. Sherman, of San Diego, Calif. The other photographed crew members are:

1st Lt Charles Clark, co-pilot
1st Lt Nelson Segraves, bombardier
T/SGT Lutes, engineer
T/SGT Kofizynski, radio
S/SGT Olson, waist gunner
S/SGT McDonald, ball gunner
S/SGT Jackson, assistant engineer

The Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) number is 7250.

Hoffman was assigned to the 8th Air Force, 2nd Division, 446th Bomb Group, 705th Bomb Squadron, based at Station 125 at Bungay, England near Flixton, England. A lead navigator/bombardier on a B24, Hoffman was killed over The Netherlands on his 30th mission. This was to be his last mission before promotion to captain, becoming squadron navigator, and non-combat duty.

He went to basic at Santa Ana, Calif., earned his bombardier wings at Roswell, N.M., and his navigator wings at San Marcos, Texas. He took combat crew training at Denver, Colo., before shipping over to England in November 1943. He earned the Air Medal, three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross for "exceptional ability."

Aunt Jen thought from newspaper reports that he was killed during the Schweinfurt raid in which 35 bombers and 11 fighters were lost.

Here is a listing of the American Battle Monuments Commission's WWII Honor Roll for Glenn W. Hoffman, First Lieutenant US AAF,
No. 0-741175, from Illinois, died: 7/21/44.

Glenn was in the 705th Bomb Squad, 446th Bomber Group. He is buried at: Plot N, Row 10, Grave 2
Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands

Submitted by:
Buck Morton

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