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 1916-11-12 Son of Landa and Nellie [Cox] Griffith.

Died

Castle Rock, CO 1999-03-17

Buried

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, CO 1999-03-21 Fort Logan National Cemetery Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Enlisted

Peoria, IL 1942-03-24 Peoria, Illinois

Based

San Giovanni 1944-04-21 Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out POW

Dracesti, Romania 1944-04-21 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)

1944-04-21 Prisoner of War (POW)

Other

Discharged USAAF

1945-08-30 Honourable discharge.

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