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Cloe Redford Crutchfield

Military

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Shot down on 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30000. Evaded (EVD).

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Wayne Bogard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-30000 and taken Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I, until liberated on 4 June 1945

  • Theodore Thurston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), BS, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Winston Tucker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, Retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30000

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 22/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-C] Alconbury 24/4/43; then 327BG [UX-D]; Missing in Action T/Ops 6/9/43 with Wayne Bogard, Navigator: Jim McGrew, Waist...

  • 42-30617 'Miss Billie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/43; Gore 30/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Dalhart 20/7/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Presque Is 2/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-N ] Alconbury 21/8/43; Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Winston Tucker, Co-pilot: Carl Carlson, Navigator: Joe...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Glendale, AZ 15 June 1921

Son of William D and Bettie E Crutchfield.

Lived in El Sequndo, CA 1942
Enlisted Sacramento, CA 11 August 1942

Sacramento, California

Based Alconbury 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ditched North sea RTD North Sea 27 August 1943

Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD).

Evaded (EVD) Germany 6 September 1943

Shot down on 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30000. Evaded (EVD).

Discharged USAAF 1 November 1945

Honorable discharge.

Died Manhattan Beach, CA 6 March 2000
Buried Green Hills Memorial Park Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, CA 11 March 2000

Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes,
Los Angeles, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2021 18:06:35 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71299317/cloe-crutchfield

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 02:45:16 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Corrected a spelling error in the event comments.

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2019 20:37:19 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/629621205
https://www.fold3.com/record/90970115-cloe-r-crutchfield
https://www.fold3.com/record/75136870-cloe-r-crutchfield
https://www.fold3.com/image/115659939?rec=115660026
https://www.fold3.com/record/619581347-cloe-crutchfield-1921
https://www.fold3.com/image/28604252?terms=cloe%20r%20Crutchfield
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71299317/cloe-crutchfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 741 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 741, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p.255

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