Herbert Charles “Herby” Crosby

Herbert Charles “Herby” Crosby

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Death 5 Nov 1974 (aged 27)
Vietnam
Burial Donalsonville, Seminole County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 93042008 · View Source
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Suggested edit: Married Nina Blackburn on November 3, 1969 while on "R&R". Captain Crosby was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot assigned to the 71st Aviation Company, 14 Aviation Battalion, 16 Aviation Group, 23 Infantry Division (Americal) [he had orders to Fort Rucker, Alabama for Instructor Pilot duty].. On January 10, 1970, Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, pilot; WO2 G. Andrews "Andy" Howes, co-pilot; Sgt. Wayne C. Allen, crew chief; and SP4 Francis G. Graziosi, door gunner; comprised the crew of a UH-1 helicopter (serial #66-739) as the lead aircraft in a flight of three, making a flight from Tien Phuoc to Chu Lai, South Vietnam. The flight was returning from Tien Phuoc located approximately 25 miles north-northwest of Chu Lai, Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam when contact with the aircraft was lost and he was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were recovered on January 23, 1989 and identified on July 24, 2006. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced (Dec 2006) that the remains of three U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors: Capt Herbert C. Crosby, of Donalsonville, Ga, SFC Wayne C. Allen, of Tewksbury, Mass and SFC Francis G. Graziosi, of Rochester, NY. Capt Crosby's name is permanently inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial and he is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (VVM) Wall (Panel 14w, Line 22) in Washington DC.
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  • Created by: Martha Sellers Bryson
  • Added: 4 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 93042008
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Charles “Herby” Crosby (30 May 1947–5 Nov 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 93042008, citing Friendship Cemetery, Donalsonville, Seminole County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Martha Sellers Bryson (contributor 47758589) .