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Jack Crane

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland that went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast.

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Service

Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-18099 'Lorraine'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a power station in Harlem, Holland. Ditched in English channel after being shot up by fighters off enemy coast. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 16165.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas
Died 17 May 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 126, MACR 16165

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