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Harold L. Glasser Collection: The War Years

Distinguished Flying Cross


Harold Glasser was awarded twelve combat decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

Harold Glasser with Flight Crew

Harold Glasser with Flight Crew

Top row, left to right: Howard Pitts (flight engineer), Floyd King (radio operator), Charles Walters (top gunner), Joseph Biondo (nose gunner), Charles Iseminger (tail gunner), Wade Goode (ball turret). Bottom row, left to right: Herb Talin (navigator), John Charlton (pilot), Otis Scott (copilot), Harold Glasser (bombardier).

Army Air Forces

Harold Glasser enlisted with the Army Air Forces. He received the commission of First Lieutenant. He was stationed in Pantanella, Italy where he served as the bombardier for the 782nd Bomb Squadron, 465th Bomb Group. In 1944, he was honorably discharged.

The War Years

Harold Glasser

Harold L. Glasser, First Lieutenant