MEYER, GLENN GEORGE, Master Sergeant, # 17030221, USAAF
Glenn G. Meyer was born 21 December 1918 in Belleville, Calhoun Co., Illinois, to George Frederick Meyer (1890-1973) and Stella Cassadilla (Lortz) Meyer (1893- ) (married in 1912, Monroe, IL). The 1920 census in Belleville, St. Louis County, Illinois, adds a sister, Fay Meyer (1914- ). The 1930 census for St. Louis, Missouri has: Arthur T. Dyer (1884- ), Flora E. (Meyer) Dyer (1886- ), George F. Meyer, brother-in-law (1891- ), daughter Stella (Dyer) Meyer (1894- ), Glenn Meyer (1918-1944), and granddaughter, Fay Meyer (1914- ). In 1942 his father was employed by the American Stove Co.
He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940 at St. Louis, Missouri; employed by St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co.. He described himself as 5’8”, 148 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF on 21 July 1941 at Jefferson Barracks, Lemay, Missouri. He was trained as an aerial radio operator and in maintenance for the C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 18 January 1944, a C-47A troop carrier, 42-100696, assigned to the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Dinjan, India, on a food packet drop mission to Burma. It was last contacted at 1137 hours by radio. It was shot down by enemy fighters in Burma. All aboard were killed in action. Graves Registration recovered mixed remains of the named servicemen and returned the remains to the U.S. for burial. On 8 June 1950, a single casket group burial of several remains is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Section E, Site 407. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.
Marker reads: “PHM2 Benard N Baumann, USN, 1stLt Joseph D. Feldman, USA, Sgt Elmer Gallovich, USA, 2ndLt Irving Israel, USA, SP1 Arthur J Meehan, USNR, Cpl. Charles W Morgan, USA, TEC5 Millard H. Proctor, USA, 1stSgt William Seymour, USA, Capt. Joseph W. Downey, USA, Capt. James R. Fitzpatrick, USA, Pvt. Joseph A. Homschek, USA, Capt. Ferde A, Larson, USA, MSgt Glenn G. Meyer, USA, 2ndLt Jesse D. Morris, USA, 2ndLt Thomas R. Riley, USA.”