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Harry William Crampton

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Don Hurd crew. Radio operator of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars).

Service

People

  • Donaldson Hurd

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 18-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298. ...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date
Born Mountainville, NJ 17 May 1917

Son of William Henry and Phoebe E Crampton.

Enlisted 26 January 1942
Based 1943 – 16 August 1943

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled out POW 16 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 16 August 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Discharged USAAF 4 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Endicott, NY 7 February 2003
Buried Riverhurst Cemetery Endicott, Broome County, NY 11 February 2003

Riverhurst Cemetery
Endicott,
Broome County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2021 15:40:40 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
20 January 2021 15:39:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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