Craig Jack HarwoodMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Image courtesy of Craig H Swanson
Shot down on 16th mission on 17 April 1943 in B-17 #4229625, Aged 24. Killed in Action (KIA). Last plane in lead squadron on mission to Bremen, it suffered heavy fighter attack over the target causing damage to both wings and to 2 engines. The entire crew bailed out, but Harwood was one of 3 crew members to die.
Posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, Purple Heart
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Units served with
|Barrington, IL, USA||17 May 1919|
|17 April 1943|
Killed in Action (KIA)
|Neustadt, Bremen, Germany||17 April 1943|
|Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands, J-4-12|
|Waukegan, IL, USA|
Craig Harwood (Son), via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.
'Award Medal to Pilot Killed on Bremen Raid', < a href="http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1943/05/14/page/5/article/award-meda…">Chicago Tribune, 14 May 1943.
Page on ABMC
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15517 / MACR 15517, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 107, First Over Germany by Russell Strong pp. 90-91, ABMC / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database