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CRUPI, Vincent N

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CRUPI, Vincent Natalr

Servicenumber: O-688510


Crupi Vincent N


CRUPI Vincent N ARD A 11 5 02

Age: 25
Born: 12 April 1918, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Family: Domenico Crupi (father)
Antoinette Crupi (mother)
Lytria Crupi (sister)
Eugene Crupi (brother)
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Function: Bombardier
Regiment: -
Battalion: -
Division – Transport: -
Company – Squadron: 735th Bomber Squadron
Unit – Group: 453rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Serialnumber: 42-64453
Type: B-24H
Destination: Brunswick, Germany
Mission: Bombing of the MIAG aviation industry
MACR: 3922
Date of death: 8 April 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: Salzwedel, 10 miles east of Henningen, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot A, Row 11, Grave 5
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Ardennes
Biography: -
Other information: 2nd Lt Vincent N. Crupi attended college for 2 years and was a machinists apprentice. he enlisted in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 5 June 1942.

The airplane was attacked by enemy aircraft. The tail split off, close to the wing and the plane began to spin.

One crew members survived and was taken prisoner. The other nine crew members were killed and wer initially buried at the cemetery of Henningen.


Source of information: Raf Dyckmans, Peter Schouteten, WWIIMemorial, Archives, - MACR, WWII Draft Card, Ancestry, 1930 Census

Photo source: Peter Schouteten, Arie-Jan van Hees, Bombardier Class Book 43-11, San Angelo, Texas.




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