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Robert Starrett Crawford

Robert Starrett Crawford

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 890 29 84
Birth Date February 6, 1925
From Olympia, Washington
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Scamp (SS-277)
Loss Date November 16, 1944
Location Off Inubo Saki near Tokyo Bay
Circumstances Sunk by a mine
Remarks Robert's "Uncle Bob," Robert MacArthur Crawford, composed "The Air Force Song," the official anthem "Into the Wild Blue Yonder" (1939)

Photo and information courtesy of Lois E. Crawford, classmate and friend, via Jim Baldwin.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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