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 Horace Arthur Cross

Horace Arthur Cross

Birth
Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 20 Nov 1944 (aged 19)
Germany
Burial Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 53693825 · View Source
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PFC Cross Graduates from Gunnery School.

PFC Horace Cross, son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Cross of North Main Street was graduated from the Army Air Force Gunnery School, Laredo Army Air Field, Laredo, Texas, a member of the AAF Training Command. He is now qualified to take his place as a member of a bomber combat crew. Along with his diploma, he has received a pair of Aerial Gunner's silver wings and a promotion in grade at brief graduation exercises held here.

He was prepared for his place in America's stepped-up air offensive six weeks' course in every phase of aerial gunnery warfare. Besides learning to fire every type of weapon from camera guns to the deadly caliber .50 Brownings, he studied turret manipulation, aircraft identification, stripping and reassembling of machine guns while blindfolded. He climaxed the course by air firing on towed targets. >The Ashland Citizen, March 30, 1944, p2.

A pro-burial Mass for Sgt Horace Cross, son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Cross, who was killed as he parachuted over Silesia Germany, November 20, will be held at St Agnes Church, Ashland, Saturday morning, March 24, at 9:00. All organizations, school children, American Legion and Auxiliary and servicemen home on furlough will meet at the Legion Home at 8:15 a m. >The Ashland Citizen, March 22, 1945, p2.

Horace is the son of Arthur and Helen (Gamache) Cross.


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Footstone: Horace A Cross | New Hampshire | Sgt 454 AAF Bomb GP | World War II | Jan 4 1925 Nov 20 1944


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  • Created by: BL Hughes
  • Added: 14 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53693825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Arthur Cross (4 Jan 1925–20 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53693825, citing Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BL Hughes (contributor 46868943) .