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Charles R Griffin Jr

Military

Crashed near Condover, Shropshire during local aerobatics training flight on 2 Feb 1944 in P-47C #41-6206. Died Non Battle (DNB), Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA).

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-6206

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt P-47C-2-RE 41-6206 'WD-H' 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF. Later on strength with 551st FTS, 495th FTG, 8th AF. Crashed 1 mile east of Condover, Shropshire, during local aerobatics training flight, Cat 5 damage DBR. Pilot Charles R Griffin KIFA, 2...

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born King County, WA, USA 1920

Born 1920, King County, WA, USA.

Enlisted Washington, USA 17 August 1943

17th August 1943

Died Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5, UK 2 February 1944

Crashed near Condover, Shropshire during local aerobatics training flight on 2 Feb 1944 in P-47C #41-6206. Died Non Battle (DNB), Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA).

Lived in King County, WA, USA

King County, Washington, USA.

Buried

Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 17:05:53 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://wwii-army.mooseroots.com/l/241487/Charles-R-Griffin-Jr
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-6206
http://www.americanbattlegraves.com/index.php?page=directory&rec=147922

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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