Manford Oscar CroyMilitary
Manford Croy attended the Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska and later the University of Washington, graduating in 1941. He enlisted in February 1943 and trained as a Pilot. Sent overseas, he was assigned to the 78th Fighter Group / 82nd Fighter Squadron in England. He participated in many combat missions as a fighter pilot and he was Killed In Action 16 April 1945 in P-51 Mustang # 44-72165 on a bomber escort mission to Germany.
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 84th Fighter Squadron
- Service Numbers: 13028310 / O-406113 / 4742A
- Highest Rank: Colonel
- Role/Job: Fighter Pilot, Pilot
- Date: 22 February 1945
- Official Description: Mission 841: 1,428 bombers and 862 fighters commence Operation CLARION, a joint RAF, Eighth, Ninth and Fifteenth AF operation with the objective of paralyzing the already decimated German rail and road system; most attacks were made visually; bombing...
- Date: 16 April 1945
|Kansas, United States||1922-11-04||the son of WWI veteran Manford Oscar (Sr) and Katherine Francis (Atkins) Croy|
|Kirkland, King County, Washington, United States|
|Buckley Field, Denver, Colorado, United States||1943-02-18|
Killed In Action (KIA)
|Germany||1945-04-16||on a bomber escort mission, flying P-51 Mustang # 44-72165|
|Manford Croy Jr rests at Plot C, Row 10, Grave 70|