Harvey Sterling Glinz (1922 - 1943)
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Harvey Sterling Glinz (1922 - 1943) was born on March 02, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba County, Canada. He was born into the Glinz family.
He died on May 16, 1943 in Germany at 21 years old. His cause of death is listed as: lost on Operation Chastise with Lancaster AJ-E. Harvey was buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 5. C. 8., Kleve, Germany.
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Flying Officer Harvey Sterling Glinz was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1922, the son of Ernest Sterling Glinz and Pearl Emily Glinz; he had a sister. He joined the RCAF in 1941. He was a trained Air Gunner and was assigned to 61 Squadron, Bomber Command, as a Lancaster mid-upper gunner. After his first tour, he was assigned to the newly formed 617 Squadron. Since the special Lancasters assigned to 617 lacked a mid-upper turret, he served as front turret gunner. On May 16, 1943, his aircraft, AJ-E, during its penetration of Germany on Operation Chastise, collided with a high tension pylon near Haldern, Germany, and was lost with the entire crew.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba County, Canada
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Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 5. C. 8.,
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- Lost on Operation Chastise with Lancaster AJ-E
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Service number: j/10212
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 617 (r.a.f.) Sqdn
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