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Donald C. Griffin Crew
Crew 506
466th BG 785th BS

Standing Left to Right: Dennis McCoy (BTG), Frank Robson (R/O), George M. McCord (RWG), Roy G. Latham (G), Herman Gorky (TG)
Kneeling Left to Right: Donald G. Griffin (P), Henry Hobson (CP), Fred P. Hazen (N), Philip M. Rose (B), Joseph R. Burke (E)

This crew was lost on 23 March 1944 due to a mid-air collision over Holland. Robson, Hobson and Gorky were not onboard at the time of the accident. Robert A. Gum (CP), Bogan Radich (R/O) and Aleck A. Amich (TG) were flying as replacements and were KIA with the rest of the crew.

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Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Aleck Amich

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herman Gorky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner

  • Donald Griffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Gum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Hazen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henry Hobson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Was not on board when his crew was shot down 23 March 1944.

  • Roy Latham

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • George McCord

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Dennis McCoy

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

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Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 00:27:59 466thHistorian Changes to collection
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Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 19:25:58 466thHistorian Changes to collection and person associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 13:34:20 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Chris Brassfield

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