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[courtesy of B. Felix]
Pennsylvania Record of Burial Place of Veteran and grave marker for Paul H. Crawford in Salemville Cemetery, Salemville (Bedford county), Pennsylvania.  Note the reference to the 988th Ordnance Base Depot.  It may reflect where was transferred after his lengthy convalescence in 1944-45 (see below).

Paul  enlisted in the Army at Harrisburg, PA on 7 March 1942.  He first went overseas on 7 December 1941 but the destination is unknown.  He returned to domestic duty on 21 June 1943.

A year later, on 22 June 1944 he was again shipped overseas, this time to the ETO.  although his transfer into the 508th was nor recorded, he does appear in Company F as going on sick call in August 1944 and then being transferred to Service Company the following month.  He returned to Company D on 22 November 1944.

On 31 January 1945 he was evacuated as a non-battle casualty, perhaps due to suffering frostbite.  still hospitalized, Pvt Crawford was transferred to the hospital's detachment of patients on 1 May 1945..  He left the ETO on 26 June 1945.and was discharged at Fort Dix, NJ on 1 July.

Following his discharge, the draft board updated their record to indicate that he had completed his obligation.


On 17 January 1950, Paul submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus.

Paul died of a Cerebrovascular hemorrhage at the young age of 37.

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