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Kenneth Griffith

Military

Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF. Meriwether Jones crew. 20+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 41-28640 'Raunchy'; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 4387

Awars: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Meriwether Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 455th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 41-28640; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4387 Awards: SS, AM (2OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 742nd Bomb Squadron
  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...

Aircraft

  • 41-28640 Raunchy

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania with Meriwether Jones crew; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 8 x POW, 2 x KIA MACR 4387

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hillview, IL 12 November 1916

Son of Landa and Nellie [Cox] Griffith.

Enlisted Peoria, IL 24 March 1942

Peoria, Illinois

Based San Giovanni 1943 – 21 April 1944

Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Dracesti, Romania 21 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 41-28640 'Raunchy'; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 POW MACR 4387

Prisoner of War (POW) 21 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW)

Discharged USAAF 30 August 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Castle Rock, CO 17 March 1999
Buried Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, CO 21 March 1999

Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver,
Denver County, Colorado

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 10:43:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28639525
https://www.fold3.com/image/28639502
https://www.fold3.com/image/657147264
https://www.fold3.com/record/43132043-kenneth-griffith
https://www.fold3.com/record/84380997-kenneth-griffith
https://www.fold3.com/record/621369340-kenneth-griffith-1916
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/725651/kenneth-griffith

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