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Earl W Crane


Shot down by fighters and crashed near Stadtlengsfeld, GR on a mission to Schwienfurt on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24D 42-40733. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...


  • 42-40733 Virgin for Short, But Not For Long

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator 42-40733 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Clarence W Gerrick, returning safely to Libya. ...


Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York
Prisoner of war 24 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2939, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, 389th BG roster