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Leonard J Crandell

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 #42100314

1st Lieutenant Leonard J. Crandell was born September 3, 1918. His next of kin was his wife, Lavern Crabb. Also listed in his file are his mother, Elsie Crandell, and his daughter, Janice Sue Crandell. In addition, a brother, Staff Sergeant Ralph J. Crandell, was killed in action on March 16, 1945, at Reinsfeld, Germany, while serving with the 778th Tank Battalion. LT Crandell’s hometown was Peoria, Illinois.
LT Crandell was the pilot of B-24 tail #42-100314 of the 44th Bomb Group, 67th Bomb Squadron, when it was downed over Wesel, Germany, on March 24, 1945. The entire crew was killed.
He is buried at the US Military Cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Peoria, Illinois, USA 3 September 1918

1st Lieutenant Leonard J. Crandell was born September 3, 1918. His next of kin was his wife, Lavern Crabb. Also listed in his file are his mother, Elsie Crandell, and his daughter, Janice Sue Crandell. In addition, a brother, Staff Sergeant Ralph J. Crandell, was killed in action on March 16, 1945, at Reinsfeld, Germany, while serving with the 778th Tank Battalion. LT Crandell’s hometown was Peoria, Illinois.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 March 1945

LT Crandell was the pilot of B-24 tail #42-100314 of the 44th Bomb Group, 67th Bomb Squadron, when it was downed over Wesel, Germany, on March 24, 1945. The entire crew was killed.

Died 24 March 1945
Buried

He is buried at the US Military Cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 03:38:00 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13601 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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