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/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
From Month/Year
March / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 1945

Description
Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 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

  458 Also There at This Battle:
  • Armanini, Joseph P., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Barton, Paul Lawrence, Brig Gen, (1929-1964)
  • Best, Donald John, 2nd Lt, (1943-1945)
  • Brown, Clarence, Maj, (1940-1982)
  • Candelaria, Richard Gomez, Col, (1943-1964)
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