Tech Sergeant Marion M. Crawley, ASN 34242992

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 9th & 493rd Bombardment Squadrons

Radio Operator - Morris Crew

Drafted June 1942   Discharged October 1945

40 Missions (400+ Hours Hump & Combat Time)

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/OLC

Chinese Air Medal   Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/3 Battle Stars

Good Conduct Medal

(Images & Info Courtesy of Daisy Franz, Daughter)


TSgt. Marion Crawley


Morris Crew - "Double Trouble"

Back, L-R: F/O Duane Jordan (CP), 2Lt. Art Ruonavaara (N)
2Lt. Frank Nelson (B), 2nd Lt. Gene Morris (P)

Front, L-R: Cpl. Joe Johnston (TG), Cpl. Thomas Dean (E), Cpl. Hugh Fletcher (AG)
TSgt. Marion Crawley (RO), Cpl. Andrew Hocko (BT), Cpl. Ken Robinson (NG)


Nose Art of "Double Trouble"
AZON-equipped B-24J, #44-40989 of the 493rd Bomb Squadron

Tales & Stories - Recollections from Marion Crawley (from "Old China Hands")

In June, 1942, I was inducted into the armed forces at Camp Blanding, Florida. From Camp Blanding I was based in different parts of the country. My basic training was at Atlantic City, NJ; Wayne County Air Transport Command in a Guard Squadron outside of Detroit, Michigan; Scott Field Radio School outside of Belleville, Illinois and Harlingen Gunnery School in Texas.

I met my first crew at Hammar Field in California...Read More

Tech Sergeant Marion M. Crawley's Obituary

492nd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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