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Melvin Craig

T/Sgt. Melvin W. Craig Washington 301st Bomb Group 419th Bomb Squadron Flight Engineer/Upper Turrent Gunner Brand new Staff Sgt. - October 1942

I have been researching for more than two years, the service of my wife's uncle, T/Sgt. Melvin W. Craig, who was KIA (11 Jan. 44). There were three survivors from the loss of #42-30341. If any of these gentlemen or their family are still with us, I sure would like to hear their story of survival and repatriation.

T/Sgt. Raymond A. Wood 31148887
S/Sgt. John J. Murray 32427453
S/Sgt. Russell C. Wallace 15019628

Also looking for: T/Sgt. Gerald E. Fruit 37157586 who filed a witness report for MACR 1834. All these airmen were assigned to the 419th Bomb Squadron. Can only hope to run across any of them. Thanks for your help.

John Thompson
404 N. Olive St.
Wellington KS 67152 USA
ph: 620-399-8955
email: johnjtboat@kans.com


Combat Grew assigned to 319th Bomb Group (M) May 1943

left to right Lt. Penrod (Pilot), F.O. Mermelstein (Co-pilot), Lt. Demoray (Bomb-Nav), Sgt. Craig (Eng), Sgt. McKay (Radio-Gunner), Sgt. Busing (Armorer-Gunner) Barksdale Field, LA

Demoray, Craig and McKay transferred to 301st BG in August 1943. Others unknown



Dunlap Cemetery, Rose Hill, Kansas

MACR: 1834

Melvin Craig

T/Sgt. Melvin W Craig was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Flight Engineer.


T/Sgt. Melvin W. Craig Washington 301st Bomb Group 419th Bomb Squadron Flight Engineer/Upper Turrent Gunner Brand new Staff Sgt. - October 1942


Combat Grew assigned to 319th Bomb Group (M) May 1943 left to right Lt. Penrod (Pilot), F.O. Mermelstein (Co-pilot), Lt. Demoray (Bomb-Nav), Sgt. Craig (Eng), Sgt. McKay (Radio-Gunner), Sgt. Busing (Armorer-Gunner) Barksdale Field, LA Demoray, Craig and McKay transferred to 301st BG in August 1943. Others unknown


Dunlap Cemetery, Rose Hill, Kansas

The following information on Melvin Craig is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on T/Sgt. Craig. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Melvin Craig's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

Melvin Craig

S/Sgt

126

03/13/1944

 

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Melvin Craig

S/Sgt

126

03/13/1944

 

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)
  • Personal Album of Melvin Craig
  • 11 January 1944

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