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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, effective 25 March 1945.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California
Additional Information
Graduated from Bombardier School at Victorville AAF, Victorville, California, Class #44-10, 22 July 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 13851 (9.305 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
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 Clayborn, JrRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
CPL. Gatto, Stephen LawrenceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. May, Frank DeanBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Bonacker, Marlyn RayTail 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
Failed To Return
Collided with 43‑39164 after target at 1018 hrs.
Sortie Report

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