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Donald G Griffin

Military

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).

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People

  • Joseph Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    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 | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Gum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    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 | 466th Bomb Group
    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 | 466th Bomb Group
    Was not on board when his crew was shot down 23 March 1944.

  • Roy Latham

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • George McCord

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    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 | 466th Bomb Group
    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

  • Bogan Radich

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator and gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    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).

  • Frank Robson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Was not aboard when the Griffin Crew were lost on the 23 March 1944 mission.

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, USA 18 June 1920
Enlisted Syracuse, NY, USA 11 July 1941
Lived in San Antonio, TX, USA 1943

1130 Victoria Street

Killed in Action (KIA) Vollenhove, Netherlands 23 March 1944

While flying B-24H-15-CF #41-29466 "Dark Rhapsody" on the crews first mission, the Griffin Crew were involved in a mid-air collision over Holland. Everyone onboard were KIA.

Buried Vollenhove, Netherlands 1 April 1944

Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove
Grave 615

Buried 1945

Plot H Row 9 Grave 17
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Enlisted
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2015 01:42:29 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://teunispats.nl/fr-wwii.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 23:48:56 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 18:32:48 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3455 / MACR 3456, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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