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army officer

Edgar Eugene Glenn, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal, Purple Heart (United States); Chinese Hero medal, Chinese Cloud Banner (China). Member Phi Gamma Delta.; Club: Meadowbrook Hunt (Army).


Glenn, Edgar Eugene was born on October 27, 1896 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Stephen Edgar and Rose (Scanlon) Glenn.


Student, University Illinois, 1917-1918. Graduate Advanced Pursuit School, 1922, Air Corps Tactical School, 1935, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.


Began as private Aero Squadron, 1917. Second in command Lieutenant Aviation Section, 1918, advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1942. Flying instructor, 1918-1919.

Pursuit training, 1922. Observation, 1923; bombardment, 1923. Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1925.

On faculty Georgia School Technology, 1926-1927. In charge Organized Reserve, Colorado-Oklahoma, 1928-1929. Secretary and operations officer Advanced Flying School, Kelly Field, Texas, 1930-1933.

Staff, 2d Wing, 1937-1940. Became chief of staff First Air Force, Mitchel Field, New York, 1942. Special observer, England and Ireland, 1941-1942.

Chief of staff for Major General Claire Chennault of 14th Air Force, 1943-1945. Wounded in action, April 28, 1943. Chief of staff 1st Air Force, since 1945.

Representative United States Air Force at Korean truce negotiations, 1953.


Member Phi Gamma Delta. Club: Meadowbrook Hunt (Army).


Married Ethel Foster, October 13, 1921.

Stephen Edgar Glenn

Rose (Scanlon) Glenn

Ethel Foster