Paul M CraneMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Joined squad 14 October 1942. Shot down 27 January 1943 in B-24D 412-3690 while serving as Right Waist Gunner. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR and Losses report a collision with an enemy aircraft FW 190 (yellow 3 serial 5604) of JG/1 3 Staffel piloted by Fw Fritz Koch. Both planes crashed into the Waddenzee near Harlingen, Holland.
Air Medal, Purple Heart
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|Waddenzee||1943-01-27||Killed when the aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee, Holland. His remains have never been recovered.|
|Netherlands American Cemetery, 6269 NA Migraten, Netherlands||Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery.|
Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added SN and KIA event per MACR 15637; Added Commemorated Event and decorations per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record; made connection to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added crew position to Biography and other details per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15637 / MACR 15637, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 p. 68 by Bishop and Hey , 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp. 41-42 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database