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Billy Gene Crandall

Military

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Victor Prescott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6199

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/6/44; Hunter 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 14/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 21/1/45 with Vic Prescott, Grimm, Bratlie, Santiago, Boraten, Gray, Foster, Caspar, Crandall, Shepherd (10 evaded capture - ret. 13...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lawrence County, IN 25 March 1925

Son of William A and Bessie M [Wood] Crandall.

Enlisted Cincinnati, OH 25 September 1943
Based Sterparone 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Forced landing RTD Kiskumajsa, Hungary 21 January 1945

Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539.

Died Columbus, OH 11 March 2001
Buried Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, OH 15 March 2001

Kingwood Memorial Park
Lewis Center,
Delaware County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2018 12:06:22 Al_Skiff Changes to events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46708544
https://www.fold3.com/record/89303303-billy-g-crandall
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38061029/billy-gene-crandall

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2018 12:05:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46708544
https://www.fold3.com/record/89303303-billy-g-crandall
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38061029/billy-gene-crandall

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