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1LT Robert William Crowell

1LT Robert William Crowell

Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 18 Feb 1943 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
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Memorial ID 56108692 · View Source
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Son of George & Bessie Crowell.

Robert served as a First Lieutnant and Navigator on B-25 (#42-32247), 487th Bomber Squadron, 340th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was declared "Missing In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # O-791796

Robert also has a "Cenotaph" in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, New York.
( see links below )

According to official history The flight echelon of 487 Bomb Squadron departed Kellogg field on this date. Location and circumstances of the incident not described. It appears that the crew of 7 were lost in transit ship and crew not recovered.

Other Crew members of #42-32247:

1st/Lt. Francis X. Tehan, Pilot
Fl./Of. Robert R. Lytle, Co-Pilot
M/Sgt. Jess W. Brazell, Engineer
T/Sgt. James Hughbanks, Radio Op.
S/Sgt. Russell E. Hinchman , Gunner
M/Sgt. Richard J. Hanson, Passenger

(Crew report supplied by John Dowdy)

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56108692
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Robert William Crowell (18 Jul 1919–18 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56108692, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .