Crocker, Charles William, Jr., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 98th Bomb Wing
Service Years
1944 - 1951
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Last Address

Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War FallenState of Ohio Korean War Memorial
  1951, Korean War Fallen
  2016, State of Ohio Korean War Memorial [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
343rd Bombardment Squadron, Medium98th Bomb Wing
  1951-1951, 343rd Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1951-1951, 98th Bomb Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Staff Sergeant Crocker was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber (# 44-86327) with the 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Wing, 5th Air Force, Yokota AB, Japan.

On 1 June 1951, while bombing a railroad bridge at Kwaksan, North Korea, his aircraft was attacked by MiGs setting its wing on fire. Some crewmen were able to parachute into enemy lines.

He was taken prisoner and died in that status.

He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on 31 January 1954.

Capt. Jack M. Hobbie (POW/MIA)
SSgt. Charles W. Crocker, Jr. (POW/MIA)
Major Hugh P. Farler (POW/DWP Remains Recovered in Operation Glory)
Capt. Robert A. Frederick (POW Returned in Operation Big Switch)
SSgt. Melvin J. Hunt (KIA/Remains recovered, Operation Glory)
1st Lt. George M. Goodman (POW/MIA)
Sgt. Dean D. Kehr, Jr. (KIA/Remains recovered Operation Glory)
Capt. Joseph L. Korstjens (POW/MIA)
Capt. David L. Little (POW/RMC Operation Big Switch)
1st Lt. Wilbur J. Mueller (POW/MIA)
SSgt. James B. Mullins, Jr.(RMC Operation Big Switch)
A1C Irving Munroe(POW/MIA)
MSgt. Richard D. Seagoe (POW/MIA)

Gordon L. Rottman, Korean War Order of Battle: United Stares, United Nations and Communist Ground, Naval and Air Forces 1950-1953, Greenwood Publishing, 2002.
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