Marion Crandell

Air Date: 02/25/2021

The first American woman to die in combat during World War I was an 1889 graduate of Omaha High School. While serving in a support role for American and French troops on the Western Front, Marion Crandell was killed during a German bombardment in the spring of 1918. Crandell’s story went largely unnoticed until a history student at her alma mater, Omaha's Central High School, brought her story to light.