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Allen H. Crawford transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0030 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0030

Content Description

This collection relates to Allen H. Crawford who served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a bombardier and navigator in the 401st Bomb Group in the European Theater of Operation during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Crawford details his numerous bombing missions over Germany from late 1944 through the end of the war.


  • Event: 1943-1945
  • June 5, 2000


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Biographical / Historical

First lieutenant Allan H. Crawford was born on September 30, 1924 in Pontiac, Michigan. In January 1943, he graduated from Southeastern High School and entered the service on February 17, 1943. Crawford served as a bombardier and navigator in the United States Army Air Corps in the European Theater of Operation during World War II. His war effort resulted in 35 high altitude heavy bombardment missions over Europe including the United States “maximum effort” bombing mission over Berlin in 1945 with Allen as navigator. Crawford was discharged in November 1945. Following the war, Allen attended Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia where he received his B.S. in Business Administration and Personnel Management in 1951. In 1991, Allen completed his M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Florida International University, Miami, Florida. Allen is a former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Founder and President of three investigative and security firms located in Washington, D.C., Miami, and Tallahassee, Florida; Corporate Director of Security for Playboy Enterprises, Chicago and a nationally recognized security expert retained professionally to testify in courts specific to premises liability, assaults, rapes and homicides. Allen was appointed Senior Agent in Charge of the Miami office, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) directing a ten Special Agent task force investigating Medicare fraud and abuse in the Home Health industry specific to the State of Florida. Allen H. Crawford passed away on September 23, 2017 at the age of 93. He is buried at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Allen H. Crawford transcript
Beatrice Dain
December 9, 2020
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Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository