Crawford, Raymond Harold, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Crawford, Raymond Harold, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-7832246   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #65 dated 25 March 1945
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Reported missing on MACR 13851 (9.305 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California
Related Documents MACR 13851 (9.305 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Martino, Dominick ThomasPilotKIA
2nd Lt. McGill, Arthur CCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Johnson, Thorston JuliusNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Crawford, Raymond Harold, JrBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Weeks, Thomas Clayton, JrRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. Gatto, Stephen LawrenceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. May, Frank DeanBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Bonacker, Marlyn RaeTail GunnerPOW
CPL. Reaves, Phien DFlexible GunnerFCMEW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back after #4 prop sheared off.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 43‑39164 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft had tail destroyed and a hole in the trailing edge of the right wing; he held control for a minute, then went into a steep dive; no chutes were observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
Sortie Report

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