S/Sgt. James L. Craig (POW)

Service number:33544050
Function: Tail gunner

Age: 76

Birth:     May 10, 1924
Death: Apr. 1, 2000

 

 Family
James M Craig (father)
Nellie G Craig (mother)
Gertrude N Craig (sister)
- per the 1930 US Census.  I can't find the 1940 one and there could be more family

Awards: POW medal

Other Info:

James L. Craig was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II. James resided in Warren County, Virginia before enlisting on November 20, 1943. At the time of enlistment, James was 19 years old, had 4 years of high school education and was single, without dependents. Two years later, James was captured by the Nazis while serving in Germany, and was sent to Dulag Luft near Grosstychow, Prussia where 647 other American POWs were held. James's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on January 10, 1945, and the last report was made on May 22, 1945. Based on these two reports, James was imprisoned for at least 497 days (1 year and ~5 months). The average duration of imprisonment was 363 days. Ultimately, James was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated.

Note: Interment date 4-11-2000. SSGT US Army. Veteran Service Dates from 10-20-1943 to 11-28-1945. Information extracted from the National Cemetery Administration's National Gravesite Locator. http://www.cem.va.gov/Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 68 Site 2767

James L Craig (1924 - 2000) - Find A Grave Memorial