Hubert Raymond Cripe

Military

Object Number - UPL 42929 - Hubert Cripe’s Air Medal card on page 953 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/138768143 (NARA)

Hubert Cripe was Pilot of B-24H #41-28642 'Libby Raider', which crashed on landing after a practice mission on 2 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). He was also Pilot of B-24H #42-52226, which fell out of formation after fighter attacks on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 March 1944. The crew baled over the IJsselmeer, Noord-Holland Province, The Netherlands, with Cripe one of the three rescued, the seven others drowning. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063523 at enlistment, then O-687662
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18090466
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082294 at enlistment, then O-690377
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054896 at enlistment, then O-688935
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37228561
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1920-10-26 Bader, Schuyler County, Illinois
Browning, Schuyler County, Illinois

Enlisted

1942-05-15 Peoria, Illinois

Other

bailed out

1944-03-06 of B-24H #42-52226, over Noord-Holland, landing in the Ijsselmeer.

Other

Prisoned of War (POW)

1944-03-06 rescued out of the water by Dutch fishermen together with Anderson and Dallacqua, but immediately arrested by German sea patrol boat. Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. NARA WWII POW record : “Returned to Military Control 3 July 1944.” (??? - should be 1945...)

Died

2018-02-20 Astoria, Illinois

Buried

Hubert Cripe rests at the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria, Illinois

Revisions

Date28 Apr 2020 10:16:27
ContributorED-BB
Sources

(Not "Evaded" but POW...)
MACR 2970
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
VA Gravesite Locator

Date27 Apr 2020 14:50:45
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2970

Date27 Apr 2020 14:31:38
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2970

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2970 / MACR 2970, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 240 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998, D790.A2S45 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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