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Always Remember Those Who Gave All: MC WW2 Gold Stars and MIA Survivors

Craig Jack Harwood

Craig Jack Harwood (1919-1943)

MC Class: 1941

Years at MC: 1939-1941 (Junior and Senior)

Hometown: Cornell, IL

Life at MC: History major; Alpha Sigma, Honor Roll (Junior), Alpha Sigma Midwinter Entertainment (Junior), Law Club (Senior)

Military Branch: US Army Air Forces

Military Unit: 367th Bombardment Squadron "The Clay Pigeon Air Force," 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) "The Reich Wreckers"

Rank: Captain

Medals Awarded: Purple Heart (posthumously), Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters

Date Missing: 17 April 1943

Date of Death: 17 April 1943* (*some sources say he died as a prisoner of war)

Location of Death: Near Neustadt, Bremen, Germany* (*some sources say he died as a prisoner of war)

Circumstances of Death: "Last plane in lead squadron on mission to Bremen, it suffered heavy fighter attack over the target causing damage to both wings and to 2 engines. The entire crew bailed out, but Harwood was one of 3 crew members to die." (

Burial/Memorial Information: Plot J-4-12, Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eljsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ( and

Additional Information: When at MC, he went by "Jack Craig Harwood." After MC, he married and had a son whom he never met (born 1943). Additional information can be found in his entry in the American Air Museum in Britain memorial pages ( and his entry.

Additional Images:

September 7, 1944 Letter from Rev. Franklin Harwood (father of Craig Jack Harwood) to Maryville College

September 11, 1944 Condolence Letter from Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd to Rev. Franklin Harwood