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PFC Dean R. Crabb

Death Feb 1952 (aged 22–23)
North Korea
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 100640911 · View Source
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"The News-Sentinel" Tuesday, March 16, 1954

Dean R. Crabb--

Army Pfc. Dean R. CRABB of South Bend, formerly of Kewanna, who was reported missing in action in the Korean theatre of war on Feb. 19, 1952, is now presumed dead by the U.S. Defense Department.

Crabb's name was included in a list of 66 servicemen released Monday by defense officials, who stated the men had been missing for more than a year and now are believed to have died in action.

The former Kewanna youth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray CRABB, entered the army in May, 1951. He completed his basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., and in Sept., 1951, was shipped to Korea.

At the time Crabb became missing in action he was classified as an aerial gunner on a C-46 plane. Crabb was on the aircraft as a volunteer, due to a shortage in manpower. The C-46 was carrying a number of Army Counter Intelligence Corps men who were to be dropped behind the enemy lines.
The only news the Crabb's received after this flight was from a soldier who had served with Dean. He reported the wreckage of C-46 had been sighted the next day. He further advised Mrs. Crabb not to have much hope.

Pfc. Crabb, 23, was a graduate of Kewanna High School and the South Bend College of Commerce after which he entered the service.

Surviving the former Fulton county soldier are his wife, Delores [CRABB], 824 East Fox Street, South Bend, and his parents.


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