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/Normandy Campaign (1944)
From Month/Year
June / 1944
To Month/Year
July / 1944

Description
(Normandy Campaign 6 June to 24 July 1944) Early on D-Day airborne troops landed in France to gain control of strategic areas. Aerial and naval bombardment followed. Then the invasion fleet, covered by an umbrella of aircraft, discharged Eisenhower’s assault forces. Soon the beachhead was secure, but its expansion was a slow and difficult process in the face of strong opposition. It was not until late in July that the Allies were able to break out of Normandy.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
June / 1944
To Month/Year
July / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  242 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allen, William Harry, Maj, (1942-1963)
  • Armanini, Joseph P., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Barton, Paul Lawrence, Brig Gen, (1929-1964)
  • Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • DeBolt, Harold Raymond, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Dyke, Samuel Eugene, Col, (1942-1972)
  • Eaton Jr., Frederick C., Lt Col, (1939-1945)
  • Frey, Maynard H., Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Galfunt, Abraham, 1st Lt, (1942-1953)
  • Gibbons, John P., Col, (1942-1972)
  • Golphenee, Gail B., Sgt, (1938-1946)
  • Green, Arthur F., SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Hall, George, 2nd Lt, (1943-1951)
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