FAU Presents ‘Bombing the Nazis: The Wartime Service of Harold L. Glasser’

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023
Harold L. Glasser; Jay Stout

Image: Painting of Harold L. Glasser; Jay Stout

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History presents, “Bombing the Nazis: The Wartime Service of Harold L. Glasser,” with retired Marine Corps fighter pilot Jay Stout on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. in the S.E. Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at glasser.eventbrite.com. Free parking is available in Garage 1 only.

Defeating Germany during World War II depended, in large part, upon a successful strategic bombing campaign. The role of the bombardier within this effort is described through the lens of Harold L. Glasser’s wartime experience. Glasser served during World War II as a bombardier, achieving the rank of first lieutenant. He was awarded 12 combat decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

During Stout’s 20-year career, he flew more than 4,500 flight hours, including 37 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm.

The Harold L. Glasser Collection Exhibition will be open following the lecture with coffee and refreshments. This event is presented by the Harold L. Glasser Endowment, the FAU Libraries and Department of History. Post-lecture refreshments generously underwritten by Marny Glasser Goldman.

For more information, contact RJ Stamper at rstamper@fau.edu.