Black Devils’ veterans, who served in World War II, die 12 hours apart in Helena, Montana

Two veterans, who survived in one of the deadliest commando units of World War Two, have died in their nineties with hours of each other.

Mark Radcliffe, 94, and 92-year-old Joe Glass both passed away within 12 hours of each other on Sunday.

They both lived in Helena, Montana and were the last members of the First Special Service Force (FSSF) – an elite unit made up of American and Canadian soldiers who captured 27,000 enemy prisoners between 1942 and 1944.


Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.