Bair, Glenn Vean, 2nd Lt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1531A-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1960-1961, 95th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Service Years
1959 - 1961
Officer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1936
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Gerald Jones (Jerry)-Deceased to remember Bair, Glenn Vean, 2nd Lt.

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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Biggs AFB, Texas

Date of Passing
Apr 07, 1961
 
Location of Interment
Richmond City Cemetery - Richmond, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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The B-52B aircraft was shot down by a F-100 of the 188th Tactical Fighter Squadron belonging to the New Mexico Air National Guard.  A firing circuit electrical fault caused an inadvertent launch of a Sidewinder Missile (AIM- 9).  The wreckage was found on Mount Taylor, NM.

 

   
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Concerning the shootdown of B-52B "Cuidad Juarez" on April 7,1961 by an ANG F-100, I have attached a picture of Lt. Glenn V. Bair who was killed in that crash.  Glenn was my best friend and roommate during navigator training at Harlingen AFB, TX in late 1959, and the picture is from the Harlingen yearbook.  Since Glenn was in class 59-17N and was commissioned in October, 1959,  he would likely have been a 1st Lt upon his tragic death in April, 1961.

Bill Erler
LtCol USAF Retired
in email 4th February 2009

   
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 Unit Assignments
Air Force Bases/ InstallationsStrategic Air Command (SAC)95th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1959-1959, 0007, Harlingen Air Force Base
  1960-1961, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1960-1961, 95th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1960-1961, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
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