SNEYD, GLEN A., Corporal, # 36117262, USAAF
Glen A. Sneyd was born on 13 June 1919 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., Michigan, to Luther Martin Sneyd (1888-1966) and Maude Beulah (Jones) Smith nee Sneyd (1893-1974). Siblings were Albert Martin Sneyd (1916-1965), Medford H. Sneyd (1917-1918), Norman Luther Sneyd (1921-1999), and half-siblings, Edith Anna-Lou (Smith) Nyhus (1926-2014) and Warde Frederick Smith (1929-1978) and four more siblings. He was married to Barbara (Legeza) Sneyd (they had a daughter, Nancy Sneyd) on 15 February 1941 in Henry, Ohio..
He enlisted in the USAAF in Detroit, Michigan, on 6 June 1941. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (engineer/crew chief) on the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent through India to China about 24 February 1944. On 19 January 1945 a B-25H, # 43-4604, assigned to 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron, Yangkai, China, on Ha Trung, China. Witnesses to the crash of the B-25 were Capt. James L. Flanagan, 0-393441 and Sgt John C. Vivensio, 31007553. Sgt Vivensio reported that he saw the B-25 on a strafing run on target at 800’ when it rolled onto its back and crashed and exploded about 1 mile west of the target in Annam (Vietnam; French Indochina), near Duong Diao, French Indochina. Capt. Flanagan verified this and flew over the crash several times taking pictures. The crash coordinates were 20° 8’ North and 105° 50’ East. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, on 27 October 1949 (Sec. 34, Grave 4080).
His brother, Norman L. Sneyd, born 17 April 1921, served in the U.S. Army, Private, from 28 August 1942 to 2 October 1943, during WWII. He died 3 August 1999 and is buried in the New Weston Cemetery, Lenawee Co., Michigan.