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Troy W Crawford

Military

Attached to Mountbatten's staff, June to August 1942. POW on 4 Apr 1945. Mosquito NS635 command pilot flight over Germany. A/C shot down when mistaken by B-24 gunners as enemy A/C. his own 446th BG shot him down.

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People

  • Theodore Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    POW on 4 Apr 1945. Mosquito NS635 command pilot flight over Germany. AC shot down when mistaken by B-24 gunners as enemy AC. On 4 April 1945, he carried Col. Troy Crawford of the 446th BG and was attacked by 8-15 ME-262 jets. As the Mosquito moved in...

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Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

Aircraft

  • NS635 'Patches'

    Mosquito
    Landing Accident - RAF Watton, 16/9/45 - Minor damage - pilot Robert L. Lee. ...

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Carthage, Mississippi 9 May 1907
Died 21 August 1971

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2014 17:51:58 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45; Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 177; The History of the 446th Bomb Group (H), pg 13

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