Paul M Crane

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 21222 - S/Sgt Paul M. Crane

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

Connections

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Units served with

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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

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.

Other

Commemorated

Netherlands American Cemetery, 6269 NA Migraten, Netherlands Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery.

Revisions

Date15 Feb 2015 21:14:57
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

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.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

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