Schiltz, Glen Dale, Jr., Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1940 - 1951
Major

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Canton, Ohio
Last Address
Tsuiki AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Oct 06, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
North Canton Cemetery - North Canton, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War FallenState of Ohio Korean War Memorial
  2014, Korean War Fallen
  2016, State of Ohio Korean War Memorial

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Aviator (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School63rd Fighter Squadron  - Panthers56th Fighter GroupUS Air Force
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1940-1941, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1944, 63rd Fighter Squadron - Panthers
  1942-1944, 56th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, Air Ace
  1944-1947, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1950-1950, 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1951, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1940-1941, AT-6 Texan
  1942-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1950-1950, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Captain Schiltz was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Fighter-Interceptor Group. On October 6, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and exploded one-half west of Pyongyang, North Korea..." Source: WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings, Ancestry.com

(Aircraft Type: F-51D, Aircraft Number: 44-73504


Captain Schitz was promoted to Major on September 1, 1951 during the time he was MIA. Source: http:www.translate.googleusercontent.com


 

 
   
Comments/Citation
WORLD WAR II ACE PILOT

" Distinguished Service Cross - SCHILTZ, GLENN D., JR:

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glenn D. Schiltz, Jr. (note: Service number removed for purposes of this profile), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Forces , for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56 Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 17 August 1943, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date Lieutenant Schiltz shot down three enemy aircraft in a single engagement. First Lieutenant Schiltz's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces. Headquarters: European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 73 (1943)." Source: http://www.homeofheroes.com

Lt. Schiltz was promoted to Captain on February 6, 1944 and returned to the United States a World War I ACE with 200 combat hours and 8 enemy aircraft destroyed and three damaged.


 
   
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