Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Doolittle Raider, Maj. Thomas C. Griffin, passes away

Maj. Griffin, the navigator on Crew 9 during the infamous Doolittle Tokyo Raid, sadly passed away last night at age 96. Following the raid, he served in North Africa and was later captured by the Germans and remained a POW for nearly two years. Four living Doolittle Raiders remain.

Although we never met in person, I feel lucky to have seen him at the USAF Museum's Doolittle Raiders Reunion events in 2010 and 2012. Godspeed and tailwinds, sir.

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