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Lieut Jack Walter Griffith
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1920
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1952, North Korea

USNA Class of 1944, Lieutenant Griffith was as the pilot of a F9F-2 Pantherjet fighter with Fighter Squadron 24 aboard the USS BOXER (CV-21). On July 4, 1952, while serving as a photographic escort south of Wonsan, Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and exploded. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on May 25, 1954.

For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Griffith was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Combat Service Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
 
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: MIA
 
Created by: Chris Myers
Record added: Jul 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20307935
 

 
 
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