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14 Aug 1998 1

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Griffith P Williams 1
10 Jul 1920 1
14 Aug 1998 1
Last Residence: El Cajon, CA 1
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Social Security Number: ***-**-7461 1

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Maj G Williams, Doolittle Raider Crew 15, then 319th BG, 440th BS-MTO

North Africa

B-26 of the 319th Bomb Group (all Squads) 437, 438, 439 and 440th BS)

Griffith Paul Williams, 0-421336, Major
Co-Pilot Crew 15

Completed two years college and enlisted as Flying Cadet in November, 1940 at Hemet, California. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant and rated as pilot in July, 1941. Assigned 89th Reconnaissance Squadron. Remained in China-Burma-India Theater until July, 1942. Later assigned to Twelfth Air Force in North Africa and was shot down in July, 1943. Was a Prisoner of War from July 4, 1943 until April 29, 1945. Retired on January 31, 1952. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Born July 10, 1920, Chicago, Illinois

Died August 14th, 1998

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Maj Griff Williams, Shot-down 3 July'43, POW-310th BG

North Africa

319th Bomb Group, 440th Bomb Squadron, B-26 out of N. Africa, shot-down 3rd OR 4th July, 1943.... all lived and became POW's for the duration of the war.

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