Croshaw, Howard Lamont, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, AAF MOS 611, 3rd Bomb Wing
Service Years
1951 - 1953
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 1st Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Logan, Utah
Last Address
Kunsan AB (K-8), South Korea

Casualty Date
Jul 14, 1953
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)/Various Air Missions Over North Korea
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1953, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Aerial Gunner Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder3rd Bomb Wing
  1952-1953, AAF MOS 611, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder
  1952-1953, AAF MOS 611, 3rd Bomb Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)/Various Air Missions Over North Korea
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1952-1953, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A1C Howard Croshaw served as a B-26 C "Invader" tail gunner during the Korean War. He served with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing out of Kunsan Airfield (K-8), South Korea.

While on a night intruder mission during the evening of 14 July 1953, his aircraft was lost between Sinanju and Pyongyang, North Korea.

Prior to his death, A1C Croshaw had been gaining a reputation as one of the top "truck busters" in Korea.

Crew lost:

1st Lt. Fred F. Atkinson, Jr. (navigator) 
A1C Howard L. Croshaw  (tail gunner)
Captain Stanley B. Haladyna  (pilot)
A3C Glen F. Story  (flight engineer)

All were listed as MIA.


"GI, 18, Becoming Top Truck Buster", Redlands Daily Facts , 5 May 1953. California, page 7. (Newspaper article relates that in 15 missions he had personnally destroyed over 20 trucks)

"Logan Flier Bags Truck In Korea 'Like Rabbits'" , Ogden Standard Examiner, 5 May 1953, Utah, page 1.
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