CWO Russell T Crawford

CWO Russell T Crawford

Death 5 May 1945 (aged 45)
Manus, Papua New Guinea
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 85 Site 70
Memorial ID 38994887 · View Source
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Son of Frank Crawford and Maud Robinson Crawford.

Husband of Jesse Crawford who resided in Los Angeles, California during the war.

Russell, who resided at 330 Tatnall Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Chief Warrant Officer with the 742nd AAA Gun Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He was killed in the "Line Of Duty" in a military transport plane accident in New Guinea during the war. He had served in the Army for twenty-five years at the time of his death.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on March 23, 1952.

Service # W2122575

NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Los Angeles County, California...Died Non-Battle.


The others who were killed on this flight:

Davidson, Chester W., SF3C, Illinois
Dell'Aquila, Alfred J., Ensign, New York
Ellis, Edward C., BM1C, West Virginia
Houghton, Arthur A., FO, California
Lucas, Jesse, Jr., S1, Ohio
Stewart, Frank E., Captain, New York
Wortman, Delmar E., 1st Lt, Ohio

Bio by: Russ Pickett



Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware

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  • Created by: Tami Glock
  • Added: 2 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 38994887
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CWO Russell T Crawford (31 Dec 1899–5 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38994887, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Tami Glock (contributor 46872676) .