|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1913|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1944, At Sea|
"Harry was killed in World War II. He was lost in Action over the English Channel when the plane he served on was shot down. He served as a crewmember (radio operator) on a B-17. Prior to WWII Harry attended the Colorado School of Mines and Denver University."
SOURCE: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SBZW-F9J
Harry W. Crites, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces, Service # 38379758, 525th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy, Entered the Service from: Louisiana, Died: 9-Jul-44,
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart.
SOURCE: American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), http://www.abmc.gov/home.php
Aircraft: PANSY YOKUM. Missing in Action 9 JUL 44 with Pilot: Hugh Frye, Co-pilot: Vic Gluckman, Navigator: Chester Stoupe, Bombardier: Orval Epperson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Davids, Radio Operator: Harry Crites, Ball turret gunner: Tom Kunrod, Waist gunner: Ron McKenzie, Tail gunner: Larry Eiler (9 Killed in Action); flak, ditched off Le Havre, France; Missing Air Crew Report 7359.
Vivian Crites (1885 - 1982)
Bertha Putz Crites (1894 - 2000)
Carolina Lee Josie Retalia Tuegel (1915 - 2003)*
Note: Entered the service from Louisiana.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Maintained by: Leila Montour
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56643582