Kenneth Griffith

Military

Object Number - UPL 45575 - S/Sgt Kenneth Griffith, 742BS, 455BG, 15AF.

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.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 742nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-448999
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Raunchy
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 742nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hillview, IL 12 November 1916 Son of Landa and Nellie [Cox] Griffith.

Enlisted

Peoria, IL 24 March 1942 Peoria, Illinois

Other

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

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

21 April 1944 Prisoner of War (POW)

Other

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

Based

San Giovanni 21 April 1944 Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF.

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