Black Hawk County

Lt. Glenn W. Dexter

 

 
 

 

G. W. Dexter Is Killed
in Crash of Fighter Plane

Second Lt. Glenn W. Dexter, 23, fighter pilot based at Dalhart, Tex., was killed sometime Wednesday in a plane crash at Tucumcari, N. M., according to word received here Thursday by his mother, Mrs. Maude Blain, 918 Bertch avenue, from his wife, who resides in Des Moines.

Mrs. Blain left immediately for Des Moines to be with Lieutenant Dexter’s wife and one-month-old daughter, Patty Lynn.

Lieutenant Dexter was a graduate of West high school and attended Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, before entering service in September, 1942. He was commissioned at Moore field, Mission, Tex., in February, 1944, and on May 6 married Madeline Roberts of Des Moines.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, April 05, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)

Dexter Rites at Des Moines on Tuesday

Funeral services for Lt. Glenn Dexter, 23, son of Mrs. Maude Blain, 918 Bertch avenue, who was killed Wednesday in a plane crash at Tucumcari, N. M., will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Carl White funeral home, 2505 West Grand avenue. Burial will be at Des Moines. He is survived by his wife, and a month-old daughter, Patty Lynn, of Des Moines.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, April 09, 1945, Page 12