Thomas C. Griffin
"If the word got out as to what we were going to do, we would never have made it".
 
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Name: Thomas C. Griffin
Date of Birth: 7/10/16
Branch of Service: Army Air Force
Dates of Service: July 1939 to August 1945
Location of Military Service: China and North Africa

Mr. Griffin is one of the original Halsey-Doolittle Raiders.  He was a navigator on plane #9 off the Carrier Hornet on April 18, 1942.  Later in the war on a raid on Sicily, he was shot down and captured by the Germans.  He spent the rest of the war in a German prisoner of war camp.