Lead navigator of the 100th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force.
Credit: Rebecca Crosby Hutchinson

Harry Crosby

Harry Crosby served as lead navigator for the 100th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, in the war-torn skies of Europe. He finished the war as one of the Army Air Forces’ most experienced and combat-hardened navigators, but his first overseas flight nearly ended in disaster.

Flip through the scrapbook below for a window into how Harry Crosby went from a novice navigator who occasionally got lost to one of the military’s best in the span of a few months.

Download a PDF of the Lt. Col. Harry H. Crosby Scrapbook.