Austin Gillig Cragg

Military

Assigned to 775BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Returning from mission to bomb troops in B-17 44-6179 crash landed base 18-Apr-45. RTD

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 775th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Foggia Satellite #1, San Nicola-d'Arpi

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kings County, NY 17 February 1917 Son of Walter H and Ona M Cragg.

Enlisted

New York, NY 30 March 1942 New York, New York City

Other

Discharged USAAF

17 April 1945 Honourable discharge.

Other

Crashed

Celone Airport, Foggia, Italy 18 April 1945 Returning from mission to bomb troops in B-17 44-6179 crash landed base 18-Apr-45. RTD

Died

Hilton Head Island, SC 1 June 2002

Buried

Christ Church Cemetery Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT 7 June 2002 Christ Church Cemetery Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Based

Celone Assigned to 775BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF.