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S/Sgt. Robert Joseph Griffith

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S/Sgt. Robert Joseph Griffith

Birth
Denton, Caroline County, Maryland, USA
Death
26 Apr 1945 (aged 30)
Germany
Burial
Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot
Section D ~ Row 39 ~ Grave 1
Memorial ID
56358480 View Source

Robert, who resided in New Castle, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant and aerial Photographer and gunner on a B-26G #44-68076 bomber with the 432nd Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group, Twelfth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on June 8, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, with dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" on his 50th mission over Neuburg, Germany.

He had served in the Air Corps for two years and ten months at the time of his death.

He was decorated with an Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, Croix de Guerre, and Purple Heart.

Service # 32269947

Son of Robert E. Griffith and Leola Bell Christopher Griffith.

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Airmen who perished on B-26G #44-68076 :

Frank, Armin J. ~ Sgt, Gunner, CO
Griffith, Robert J. ~ S/Sgt, Photographer, DE
Wilhelms, Joy ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, MO

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

Robert, who resided in New Castle, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant and aerial Photographer and gunner on a B-26G #44-68076 bomber with the 432nd Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group, Twelfth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on June 8, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, with dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" on his 50th mission over Neuburg, Germany.

He had served in the Air Corps for two years and ten months at the time of his death.

He was decorated with an Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, Croix de Guerre, and Purple Heart.

Service # 32269947

Son of Robert E. Griffith and Leola Bell Christopher Griffith.

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Airmen who perished on B-26G #44-68076 :

Frank, Armin J. ~ Sgt, Gunner, CO
Griffith, Robert J. ~ S/Sgt, Photographer, DE
Wilhelms, Joy ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, MO

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56358480
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56358480/robert-joseph-griffith: accessed ), memorial page for S/Sgt. Robert Joseph Griffith (1 Nov 1914–26 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56358480, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .