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Thomas P Crumpler

Military

Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28615 'Ginnie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha 22-Feb-44 in B-24 41-28615 'Ginnie'. 10 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2895.

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 22 February 1944
Died 22 February 1944
Buried

Listed on the Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2016 15:46:29 usxpat Changes to service number, awards, events and place associations
Sources

An Emotional Gauntlet, Stuart J Wright, Pen & Sword Books, © 2004
American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2895 / MACR 2895, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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