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Grant Badger Higgs

Military

Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #425125. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5125

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/42; Houlton 13/11/42; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-Q] Chelveston 1/43; Missing in Action Bremen 13/6/43 with Grant Higgs, Navigator: Bernie Goldfine, Bombardier: Stan Van Dyke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Guyford Leith, Radio...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cardston, Alberta, Canada 30 January 1915
Died 13 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 18:46:49 oconnornj Changes to middlename, service number, awards, events and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/529901563-grant-b-higgs/facts

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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