Crawford, Charles Earl

Individual Personnel Data
Name Crawford, Charles Earl   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 34163642   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 14 June 1943, effective 13 June 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 June 1943
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands: Tablets of the Missing
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 16349 (1.083 MB)

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30049 Combat Mission Credit
After making two unsuccessful runs on the primary target, the crew headed for Emden as a likely target for their bomb load. The flak guns found them, inflicting serious damage and injuries - then they ran into fighters. A furious running battle ensued, with some crew members bailing out, and finally the aircraft exploded. The main part of the wreckage came down in the Dollard (Dutch: Dollart), an embayment of the Ems River on the border between Germany and the Netherlands. MACR 16349
Sortie Report

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