Donald E. Griffith

Recent Address: Columbus Grove, OH
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Family Info: Parents: Morgan and Emma; Wife: Ruth; Children: Daniel, Greg, Pam, Cindy; Paulette
Hometown: Vaughnsville, OH
Date Entered Service: January 28, 1943
Service Number: 35544473
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS
Missions Flown: 20
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Awards: Purple Heart among others
Service Schools:
MOS: Radio Operator and Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Member of Archie Lewis' crew - original crew #11; also flew with Harris Clark
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lima, after 43 years.
Thoughts About the 58th: In August 1944 he bailed out over China after the plane caught fire, and was missing in action for six weeks. He received the Purple Heart after a crash landing at Iwo Jima on a mission coming back from Kobe, Japan, in June 1945.
Comments: Mr. Griffith passed away October 5th 2009 and is buried at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery, Columbus Grove, OH.

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