Richard K Crown

Military

Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #93 dated 11 September 1943, Louis E Ritt Crew. 36 combat missions.

Bailed out of B-17 #42-5086 'Wahoo II' over England on return from mission to Munster railroad yards on 10 October 1943. The entire crew landed safely.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33354228
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-672429
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wahoo ii
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Eileen's kindergarten
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)

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Places

Revisions

Date19 Mar 2020 20:39:08
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date20 May 2015 11:06:03
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Merged with duplicate record to include information from :
the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia
Memories of the 384th Bombardment Group (H), Vol. 1; p. 42.,
Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 327,
http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=c...

Date23 Jan 2015 00:25:33
Contributorbombercommand
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384thbombgroup.com

Date23 Jan 2015 00:24:37
Contributorbombercommand
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384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 44-11-16-534 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database