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Arthur L Crandall


Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23983. Some crew members had baled out when the plane exploded blowing some crew clear. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B.



Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23983

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-23667 'Ball of Fire' 'Barber Bob'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Waist gunner S/Sgt Arthur L Crandall made the 8AF first kill when he downed a Fw190 on 9-Oct-42. War-Weary became group's assembly ship decorated with multicoloured stripes hence the Barber's influenced renaming.

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Indiana
Prisoner of War 16 April 1943


Date Contributor Update
03 March 2017 15:54:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Change to aircraft association according to ‘Losses of the US 8th & 9th Air Forces’, Bishop and Hey

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:08 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, MACR 15730, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 104, NARA