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Glaser, John Marshall

Date of death:
May 19th, 1953
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
October 3rd, 1949: Lieutenant Commander.

Career:
January 16th, 1939: in service;
?: HMS Hermes;
?: HMS Formidable;
?: HMS Fencer;
?: Commanding Officer, No. 842 Squadron;
?: Commanding Officer, No. 853 Squadron.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Fencer (D64), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1944
Captain's Recommendation:
"As Air Staff Officer he was unfailing in his devotion to duty during the operations involved in the passage of a recent North Russian convoy and it's attack by a U'Boat pack. At one time for 72 hours he was continually briefing the crews of aircraft and controlling the operations of those aircraft, when airborne, from the Operations Air Room, during which time he had no sleep or rest. Owing to the position of the bridge and it's poor communication I had to rely on him completely , giving him only the broadest outline upon which to base his decisions. At no time had I any worry as to the aircraft being used but to their best ability. He is of outstanding ability for one of his age and seniority.'"
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Commander
Unit:
No. 853 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1945
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Recommendation:
"Lieutenant-Commander Glaser led 853 Squadron during the attack on U-Boat depot ships at Kilbotn with skill and resolution. Although his aircraft was hit by flak he continued to direct operations cooly and efficiently. I consider the success of the attacks carried out by the squadron was in great measure due to his leadership and to the confidence which his squadron has in him."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "AIR CREW EUROPE" clasp.
Atlantic Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "NORTH AFRICA 1942-43" clasp.
Africa Star

Sources

  • Photo 1: IWM/Kevin Sutton
  • - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36613 published on the 14 July 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37211 published on the 3 August 1945
    - British Medals

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