Melvin Harrison Crawford

Military

Object Number - UPL 52915 - S/Sgt Melvin H Crawford. 401BG.

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Kassel in B-17 42-31069 'Little Moe' 28-Sep-44; crashed near Helmstedt Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9415

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19137136 / O-816861
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little moe
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, New York, USA 21 January 1925

Enlisted

Roanoke, VA 17 April 1943 Roanoke, Virginia

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 28 September 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

18 December 1996

Buried

Parklawn Memorial Park Hampton, Hampton City, VA 21 December 1996 Parklawn Memorial Park Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia

Based

Deenethorpe 28 September 1944 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:02
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9415 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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