Harry Herbert Crosby

Military

Object Number - UPL 55412 - Crew of Just A Snappin on the Bremen Mission. Standing from left : William McClelland, Harry H. Crosby, Charles A. Via, Jr., Everett E. Blakely,...

RTD. B-17F #42-3393 'Just-A-Snappin'. On mission to Bremen on 8 Oct 1943 A/C severely damaged by flak and enemy fighters. A/C returned to base alone and crashed near Ludham. Harry wrote "On a Wing and a Prayer" about his experiences.

Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Did you say ten cents?, blakely’s provisional group, just-a-snappin
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New England, Hettinger County, North Dakota, USA 1919-04-18

Died

Essex, Massachusetts, USA 2010-07-28 (aged 91)

Buried

Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA East Parish Burying Ground

Revisions

Date5 Sep 2020 17:14:49
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the mission “VIII Bomber Command 154” per info the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date26 Aug 2020 22:42:16
Contributordecwriter
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NARA files verified DFC w/2 oak leaf clusters and AM w/4 oak leaf clusters.

Date26 Aug 2020 22:28:58
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the mission “69”per info in the book (Chapter 4) “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date25 Aug 2020 22:55:40
Contributorjmoore43
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Added S/N per info in the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date25 Aug 2020 18:25:21
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Added a connection to the mission “428”per info in the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date25 Aug 2020 17:33:46
Contributorjmoore43
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Added Awards per info in the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date25 Aug 2020 17:29:31
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Added a connection to the mission “VIII Bomber Command 75” per info in the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date24 Aug 2020 21:50:27
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Added a connections- to the mission “VIII Bomber Command 100” per info in the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date24 Aug 2020 21:14:49
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connection to the mission on 8 Oct 1943 as listed in the "Summary biography".

Date24 Aug 2020 21:09:17
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the 100th BG listed in the A/C description.

Date24 Aug 2020 21:03:28
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connections to the missions “VIII Bomber Command 91” and "VIII Bomber Command 94" per info the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.

Date22 Aug 2020 19:03:43
Contributorjmoore43
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Updated the Born event and Added Awards and Added Died and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 104766316.

Date22 Aug 2020 18:53:26
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Updated his rand and Added his middle name per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 104766316.

Date30 Mar 2020 19:28:29
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date24 Feb 2020 12:40:02
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"Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

Date27 Jan 2020 19:07:11
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to A/C # 42-3393 mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:22
ContributorAAM
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100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, Combat Chronology, Unit History, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey p. 314 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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