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Article in the “West Seattle Herald”, 10 May 1945, relating the announcement of Manford Croy's death. His widow Joan, born in 1924, re-married and died in 2013.



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    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

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  • Manford Croy

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    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...



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18 February 2016 15:03:40 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

Added article from the “West Seattle Herald”, 10 May 1945.