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Travis W Griffin

Military

Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Baled out around Freiburg. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4362.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Eugene Gallup

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Baled out around Freiburg. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4362. Awards: PH.

  • Clarence Parr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Bailed out around Freiburg. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4362. ...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28688

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, engine #2, #1 and #4 failed in that order meaning A/C could not maintain formation or altitude. Crew baled out around...

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Los Angeles, California, USA 1941
Based Wendling 1943 – 24 April 1944

Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 24 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Baled out Freiburg, Germany 24 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Baled out around Freiburg. POW. MACR 4362.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2016 19:25:11 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4362 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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