John Crane

Sgt John M Crane was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Gunner.

John changed his name to John M. Crane in 1950 from John Kraynyak. John was a gunner on the aircraft known as "The Wolf Shack", piloted by 1st. Lt. Eugene Mathews. He was one of the younger members of the crew. He died on June 24, 1988, and his remains are buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, "The Punchbowl", in Hawaii. See John Kraynyak, 419th Squadron for more...

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

Sgt

1155

06/19/1944

AM

Air Medal (AM)

Sgt

1158

06/19/1944

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

2318

08/05/1944

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

3286

09/11/1944

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

19 Jun 1944 15th AAF General Order # 1155 Air Medal
19 Jun 1944 15th AAF General Order # 1158 Air Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster
5 Aug 1944 15th AAF General Order # 2318 Air Medal/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
11 Sept 1944 15th AAF General Order # 3286 Air Medal/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
5/2/1944
19 Jun 1944 15th AAF General Order # 1155 Air Medal
19 Jun 1944 15th AAF General Order # 1158 Air Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster
5 Aug 1944 15th AAF General Order # 2318 Air Medal/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster
11 Sept 1944 15th AAF General Order # 3286 Air Medal/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters


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