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The Research Team for the National WWII Glider Pilots Association obtain information from archival files located in various institutions. We also receive information from veterans, family and friends. Many of these files are not complete or the information has not yet been added. If you have information on Mr. HAND please contact us and we will make sure that the photos, papers, stories, etc. are put into Mr. HAND’s bio-file at the Silent Wings Museum. Also, contact us if you need further information regarding Mr. HAND. It is with help from friends, family and fellow researchers that allows us to preserve the WWII history of this veteran.

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Leon B Spencer Research Team
National WWII Glider Pilot Association, Inc. Research Team

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Recipient of Bronze Star Medal

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Floyd William HAND

MOS 1026 Glider Pilot

Date of Birth: May 5, 1921
Date of Death: Jan 20, 1985
Last Known Hometown: DuBois, PA

The Army Air Force
Advanced Glider School
TRAINING: Fort Sumner Army Airfield, Fort Sumner, NM
Graduation date: Apr 17, 1943
Class: 43 6
Rank: FO
ASN: T1314

Last Rank Known:1LT
Commissioned ASN: O538328
77th Troop Carrier Squadron (IB)
435th Troop Carrier Group






Rhine Crossing



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