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Crawford George M

Name:
George M Crawford
Rank:
First Lieutenant
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Kościuszko Squadron
Date of Death:
0000-00-00
State:
Pennsylvania
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Born 13 June 1894 in Bristol, Pennsylvania Graduated from Lehigh University as a professional mining engineer. In May 1912 he began training at Plattsburgh Cadet School before turning towards the Air Force. In April 1917 he began training at Mineola Field, Long Island and was promoted to Lieutenant on October 1, 1917. He was a pilot for the 1st Squadron in France from 1 November 1917 to 1 January 1918. He then was an instructor at Issoudon for one month. From 1 February to 1 April, 1918 he was Commander of the 102nd Air Squadron. From then until 12 September he was a pilot in the 20th Bomber Squadron. His plane was shot down and he was taken as a POW for the rest of the war. He returned to France on 1 December 1918 and held command of the Aerial Navigators Experimental Squadron. From 1 May to 1 September, 1919 he was a member of the American Relief Administration in the Baltic region. In July 1919, while in Paris, he met Merrian Cooper and joined the Kosciuszko Squadron as a pilot. As a pilot, he had over 50 operational sorties by July 1919