Griffin, Daniel (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Griffin, Daniel (NMI)   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 32417510   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #71 dated 15 August 1943
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 16 July 1944
Reported missing on MACR 7553 (12.812 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, New York
Additional Information
Placed on five days Temporary Duty (R&R) The American Red Cross Club, Southport on or about 20 October 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #99 dated 19 September 1943.
Related Documents MACR 7553 (12.812 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Price, William Merriman, IIIPilotCT
2nd Lt. Coleman, Lee BrowningCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Harvey, Harry Blakely, JrNavigatorINT
2nd Lt. Arquette, Leroy ArthurBombardierCT
S/SGT. Smith, Robert EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Beaty, Earl RichardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Griffin, Daniel (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Grant, Ralph GilbertTail GunnerCT
SGT. Leigh, James CarlFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 27 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Ball Turret 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Ball Turret 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Ball Turret 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
A British Army observer and war correspondent, Maj. Anthony Cotterell, flew with this crew after having been displaced from the deputy lead aircraft when it was taken by Col. Peaslee.
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Ball Turret 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
LANDED AWAY AT RAF WEST MALLING, KENT, DUE TO LOW FUEL. RETURNED TO STATION 106 AT 1530 HOURS. FLAK HOLE IN LEFT ELEVATOR.
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville & Vitry-en-Artois, France
Ball Turret 42‑29699 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Ball Turret 42‑29699 Combat Mission Credit
Ditched in the English Channel after being damaged by enemy aircraft; crew rescued by a fishing boat; no MACR; all returned to duty.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29987 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29987 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back, the right waist gunner "could not stand altitude."
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29987 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3037 Combat Mission Credit
Crew bailed out over near Deenethorpe on return; the aircraft crash-landed near Corby, UK.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Ball Turret 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Ball Turret 41‑24578 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards.
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead, 40th CBW. Col. William L Travis, 41st Bomb Wing, aboard as combat flight leader and pilot.
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°32'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Ball Turret 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Col. William L Travis aboard as combat wing lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Ball Turret 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead. Landed away at Polebrook (Station 110) on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Ball Turret 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
41st A wing lead.
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Ball Turret 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97204 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, high group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
158 16 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
Disabled by flak, aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed southwest of Munich, Germany (German Report KU 2496 is unclear on exact location). MACR 7553
Sortie Report

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