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GLENN was in the Special Services branch of the USAAF in the early days of World War II.  Do not confuse Special Services with the Army's Special Forces (Green Berets) of the Vietnam War era.  Special Services were the guys who took care of the base gym and the athletic services; maintained the hall where the social functions took place - and they were the guys on the base radio stations.  GLENN was an on-air voice.  By sheer chance, Fate put him in a place to learn and later, to tell, the true story of an event fictionalized by the Army.

It was GLENN who interviewed some of the crew of Colin Kelly's ill-fated B-17.  They told him that, contrary to the Army's official press release which led to the
Medal of Honor for Kelly, that they did not sink the Japanese HARUNA - they did not even see her.  On his tape, GLENN had all the information that Kelly's B-17 was jumped by a group of Japanese fighters led by SABURO SAKAI (EH305-1996) and was shot down.  Kelly's body was found by a Filipino farmer a few days later, his chute still unopened.

TROELSTRUP's superior officers heard of these interviews and ordered him to immediately destroy all copies of his taped interviews and so, he was thrust into history by Fate.

GLENN was a strong Member and was with us for many Sharkhunters gatherings.


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