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John A Crawford


Shot down 30 July 1943 in B-17 #4229746. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier 8 June 1943 B-17 #42276 was returning to BW1 to collect codes and allied papers left at the control office, when a/c suffered damage on landing. Crew is listed with the Reed Prov. Bomb Group.


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29746 Excaliber

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Gt Falls 23/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salinas, Cal 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 12/7/43; Missing in...


Event Location Date
Born Evanston, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 July 1943
Died 30 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
16 September 2019 23:09:51 k9footsoldier Changes to media associations


Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 09:56:50 A. van Erp Changes to service number, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1355 / MACR 1355, RPBG Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 145, 208-9; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 271 and 345 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database