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Howard Glenn Crissman

Military

Shot down on 27 December 1944 on a mission to Bruck, Austria aboard B-24 Liberator (Serial number 44-41165) nicknamed "Thundermist". The aircraft fell from formation and crashed after being hit by Flak. Crissman and his crew were all captured and take prisoner of war

Service

Units served with

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 739th Bomb Squadron

    739th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The squadron was first activated in June 1943 at Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico as the 739th Bombardment Squadron, one of the original four squadrons of the 454th Bombardment Group.[3] The 454th was a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...

Aircraft

  • 44-41165 Thundermist

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down on 27 December 1944 on a mission to Bruck, Austria. The aircraft fell from formation and crashed after being hit by Flak. All 11 members of the crew were captured and taken prisoner of war.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2019 00:02:03 jcnumber5 Changes to nickname and role
Sources

I am his son

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 11:20:03 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

MACR 10646 via Fold 3

Information provided by Jim Crissman, son

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