Crosby, Harry Herbert, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1034-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, AAF MOS 1034, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New England, North Dakota; Oskaloosa, Iowa
Last Address
Lynn/Essex, Massachusetts

Date of Passing
Jul 28, 2010
 
Location of Interment
East Parish Burying Ground - Newton, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was Group Navigator for the 100th Bomb Group, "The Bloody Hundredth", of the 8th AF in WWII and flew 32 combat missions over Europe.
He was cremated and buried beside his first wife in the East Parish Burying Ground, the Old Newton Cemetery.
   
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Sources:

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=4&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=harry+h+crosby&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1387492&rlst=1965432,2623465,5008051,1387492 

https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=1082&Itemid=334 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-newton/obituary.aspx?pid=144452617 

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55821862

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104766316


Books:

"Masters of the Air", Donald Miller, Simon & Schuster, 2006.
"The Alabama Bomber Boys", Donald E. Wilson, Heritage Books, 2008.
   
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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945

Description
Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1219 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allen, William Harry, Maj, (1942-1963)
  • Ananian, Stephen Carnig, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Barton, Paul Lawrence, Brig Gen, (1929-1964)
  • Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt, (1942-1945)
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