CROW, FREDERICK AUSTIN Name: Frederick Austin Crow Rank/Branch: O5/United States Air Force Unit: 433rd TFS Date of Birth: 03 February 1926 Home City of Record: Hampton VA Date of Loss: 26 March 1967 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 205600 North 1045600 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C Other Personnel in Incident: Henry Pope Fowler, returnee Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. REMARKS: 730304 RELEASED BY DRV
FREDERICK A. CROW, JR. Colonel - United States Air Force Shot down: March 26, 1967 Released: March 4, 1973 Colonel Crow made the following remarks upon landing at Andrews AFB Maryland on the afternoon of 7 March 1973 where he is shown being greeted by Lt. Gen. Daniel F. "Chappie" James USAF: "We come to you from the prisons of North Vietnam. Our motto was, Unity Before Self. Our mission was to return with honor. We have accomplished our task. "What a thrill it was to take off in this big beautiful aircraft from Hanoi with us aboard. Freedom was ours! How proud we were to be greeted just a few short hours ago in Honolulu! Hawaii United States of America as American fighting men returned from battle. "And now here we are in the shadow of our nation's capital, fighting back tears of joy and gratitude. We have reaped the fruits of our faith and trust in our God our Commander-in-Chief our families and all the people of this wonderful wonderful country and indeed the world who have worked so hard and so long to bring us home. We are indebted to you forever. America e love you!" ---------------------- Frederick Crow retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and his wife Mary reside in Virginia.