Newspaper Clippings

"For extraordinary achievement, while serving as Navigator of a B-17 airplane on a bombing mission over Continental Europe, 24 July 1943. Lieutenant Crosby’s outstanding performance as lead Navigator on one of the longest raids thus far conducted by the Eighth Air Force made possible the bombing of a vital objective under difficult conditions. In spite of adverse weather conditions, all planes reached the target and the mission was accomplished without loss. The courage and skill displayed by Lieutenant Crosby on this occasion reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."

Harry Crosby’s Distinguished Flying Cross citation

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Less than two months after arriving in England, Crosby had his first major test as a lead navigator on the Eighth Air Force’s most daring mission to date. The target was a German naval installation. It was regarded as a major success, and Crosby received
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Credit: Rebecca Crosby Hutchinson
Navigators & Inventors
 
Less than two months after arriving in England, Crosby had his first major test as a lead navigator on the Eighth Air Force’s most daring mission to date. The target was a German naval installation. It was regarded as a major success, and Crosby received
Less than two months after arriving in England, Crosby had his first major test as a lead navigator on the Eighth Air Force’s most daring mission to date. The target was a German naval installation. It was regarded as a major success, and Crosby received