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Harry H Crosby

February 04, 2024 03:49AM
Some of this could be considered spoilers , but considering the TV show is narrated by Anthony Boyle: Lt. Harry Crosby.

shouldn't be

Born 1919 in New England , North Dakota , population 663

His family moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa when he was a child , Crosby enrolled in the literature program at the University of Iowa, but following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, joined the Army Air Corps.

After the war , Crosby returned to the United States and re-enrolled at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with an MA in literature in 1947. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford and then came back to assume the position of writing supervisor for the rhetoric program at Iowa until 1958. From there, he moved to Massachusetts and served as a professor of literature at Boston University until 1984.

Never fully retired, Crosby continued authoring short stories and became the director of the Writing Center of Harvard University. In 1993, looking back on his letters and journals from World War II, he released his autobiography, “A Wing and a Prayer: The Bloody 100th Bomb Group,” which was seen as a tribute to the pilots, navigators, gunners, radiomen, and ground crews that made it home, and, more importantly, those that did not

Many of the scenes from Masters Of The Air are based off of Crosbys book , A Wing And A Prayer

By the end of the war, Crosby had flown 32 combat missions.

At least 42 Iowans served in the Bloody 100th

I knew I had an instant connection with Crosby , GO HAWKEYES !!!!!


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