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AD/3 Harry Crites, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1928
Death: Dec. 11, 1948

AD/3-Flight Engineer
Berlin Airlift Operation
1948-1949

*This is not a burial location it is a Memorial War Marker

Served aboard an R5D3 (#56502) aircraft from VR-6. He had been stationed in the Western Pacific at Agana, Guam when his unit had received orders to assist in the Berlin Airlift. In West Germany, VR-6 was attached to the USAF 513th Troop Carrier Group in Wiesbaden. He served as an Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class and crew chief of the aircraft. On 11 December 1948, his aircraft struck the ground in the Taunus Mountains about 16 kilometers north east of Rhein Main (near Koningstein Im Taunus), West Germany, a short distance from touch down. Conditions were foggy at the time.
He was the only Navy personnel lost during the Airlift.

See Also: Findagrave Memorial #7988755
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In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice for Their Nation. Donated By The Tippecanoe County Veterans Council. Researched by Katherine Shafer/Joanna Smelser May 29th 2000. 
 
Burial:
Tippecanoe County War Memorial
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: familyroots♡
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68741662
AD/3 Harry Crites, Jr
Added by: familyroots♡
 
AD/3 Harry Crites, Jr
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AD/3 Harry Crites, Jr
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 Added: Apr. 22, 2011
 
 
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