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/Northern France Campaign (1944)
From Month/Year
July / 1944
To Month/Year
September / 1944

Description
(Northern France Campaign 25 July to 14 September 1944) Bombardment along a five-mile stretch of the German line enabled the Allies to break through on 25 July. While some armored forces drove southward into Brittany, others fanned out to the east and, overcoming a desperate counterattack, executed a pincers movement that trapped many Germans in a pocket at Falaise. The enemy fell back on the Siegfried Line, and by mid-September 1944 nearly all of France had been liberated. During these operations in France, while light and medium bombers and fighter-bomber aircraft of Ninth Air Force had been engaged in close support and interdictory operations, Eighth and Fifteenth Air Forces had continued their strategic bombing.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1944
To Month/Year
September / 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

  593 Also There at This Battle:
  • Achramowicz, Walter Theodore, Maj, (1942-1964)
  • Allen, William Harry, Maj, (1942-1963)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Brotherton, Douglas F., Sgt, (1943-1944)
  • Candelaria, Richard Gomez, Col, (1943-1964)
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