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"
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." (http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/36165)
Burial/Memorial Information: Plot J-4-12, Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eljsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56299561/jack-harwood and https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/harwood%3Dcraig)
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 (http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/36165) and his Findagrave.com entry.
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