1Lt. Glenn S. Barker, ASN O-710878

B-24 Pilot

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 8 September 42, Denver Colorado

Received Officer's Commission: 8 Feb 44

Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal w/OLC

Good Conduct Medal   Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 Bronze Stars

World War 2 Victory Medal   National Defense Service Medal   China War Memorial Medal

Presidential Unit Citation


Barker Crew

Back, L-R: SSgt. Joseph E. Ballard (E), Cpl. Kenneth Watson (TG), SSgt. Willard J. Posen (RO)
Cpl. William B. Hawke, Jr. (NG), Sgt. Albert S. Eaton (TT), Cpl. Carlton H. Tanner (BT)

Front, L-R: 1Lt. Glenn S. Barker (P), 1Lt. Charles J. Vancura (CP)
2Lt. Donald W. Wittingham (B), 1Lt. Francis G. Boley (N)

Note: On photo above, below co-pilot's window, are the names "Lt. C.J. Vancura" & "MSgt. Ralph Fette". Below the Navigator's window - "Lt. F.G. Boley". MSgt. Fette was likely the Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief for the ship.

Ship - "Home Stretch", B-24M #44-50857

Crew flew 40 combat missions & 23 Hump Missions

Flew longest formation bomb mission of the War, 19 Mar 45 - Kra Isthmus (18 Hours: 15 Minutes)

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