Gladen, Cyrus Raymond, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1946-1968, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1940 - 1968
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Gladen, Cyrus Raymond, Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Guthrie, Minnesota
Last Address
Salem, Oregon

Date of Passing
Feb 11, 1998
 
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION Z SITE 87

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal




 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 2 probables and 3 damaged.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Cyrus R. Gladen, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action during World War II.

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 44th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 18th Fighter Group

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://warbirdsresourcegroup.org/URG/gladen.html
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=549
http://44thfightersquadron.multiply.com/photos/album/2/Lt._Col._Cyrus_R._Gladen_USAFR
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_018.php
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=47200
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=701026
http://home.ancestry.com
   
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 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)Aviation Cadet Flight School15th Fighter Group
72nd Fighter Squadron318th Fighter Group44th Fighter Squadron  - Vampires18th Fighter Group
Air Force Reserve Command
  1940-1941, AAF MOS 979, US Army (USA)
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 747, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 15th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 72nd Fighter Squadron
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 318th Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 44th Fighter Squadron - Vampires
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 18th Fighter Group
  1946-1968, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-39 Airacobra  
P-63  Kingcobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1942, AT-6 Texan
  1942-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk5
  1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)1
  1944-1946, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1946, P-63 Kingcobra
  1944-1946, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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