Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri

GLASS, EDWIN ROBINSON, Major, # 0-411826, USAAF

 

Edwin R. Glass was born in 1920 in Uniontown, Perry Co., Alabama, to Julius Franklin Glass (1889-1964) and Adele Davidson (Ellis) Glass (1890-1988) (married 12 November 1913, Perry, Alabama). Siblings included Lyle Davidson (Glass) Young (1914-1996) and Emma Weaver (Glass) Beasley (1916-2010).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet on 9 September 1940 in Montgomery Co., Alabama. He completed flight instruction and advanced flight schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to the CIB theater of operations. On 30 July 1944, B-29-10-BW, # 42-6240, “Pampered Lady,” assigned to the 40th Bomb Group, 395th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Chakulia, India, on a ferry (fuel and bombs) mission to Hsinching, China, over “the Hump” of the Himalayan mountain range. It was last in contact by radio at about 0539 Zulu at about 25º 50’ North & 96º 10’ East (Myitkyina, Burma), with Maj. Perier A. Koenig, 0-413599. Remains were recovered of the crew but were indistinguishable. They were buried in a common or group ceremony in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, 17 November 1947 (Sec. 81, Graves 282 & 283).

Major Edwin R. Glass