Clinton H GRIFFIN

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERT-001148 (18050865)
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1916
STATEOKLAHOMA
FAMILYSingle
RANKFlight / Officer
FONCTIONCoPilote
JOB before ENLISTEMENTDriverOK
DATE of ENLISTEMENT25 april 1941 Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA
REGIMENT SQUADRON74th Troop Carrier Squadron
DIVISION GROUP434th Troop Carrier Group
ARMY9th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944griffin clinton h tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLa Campagne - Cne de Beuzeville-la-Bastille
DATA PLAN

CG4 Waco - type - s/n 43-39990 Chalk #40

Waco CG 4A USAF
Mission: #27 - Chicago - 52 Waco - Transport men and equipment on LZ-E


Towed by C-47 43-92919 # 40 piloted by Lt Lundgren - Chalk refers to the chalk marking on the glider and its tug


Towing cable cut by a flak flake - The glider spikes to the ground but hangs the top of the trees and crashes

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
C2045
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Air MedalPhoto FDLM
usaf  9aftroopcarriercommand badge
 
 

Crew of CG4 Waco - type - s/n 43-39990

Flight/Officer Lee Thompson STULL Pilot USAAF

Wounded at the temple

Aided by the Levesque family but taken prisoner and sent to a German field hospital

Prisoner - Stalag Luft III puis VIIA - Libéré par l'armée de Patton

Flight/Officer Clinton H GRIFFIN CoPilot USAAF Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer 
Pvt Guy W BAKER Passager 81st Anti Aircraft Battalion Recovered 
Pvt Raymond D McWAIN Passager 81st Anti Aircraft Battalion Prisoner 

INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud