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Griffith, John Sharpe  DFC & bar (Colonel, USAF, WWII)

Survived 1918-July-18

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Birth Date: unkown date (age 75)

Born: Kent, Delaware, USA

Charles Alfred Griffith & Rubena Vanculen Neumayer

Bonniebel Mary Stowers

Home: Quogue, Suffolk, New York, USA

Enlistment: Vancouver BC: enlisted in RFC

Enlistment Date: 1917-07-01

Decorations: DFC & bar, Order of St. Vladamir, 4th Class


Distinguished Service Cross Bar
Service
RAF
Unit
60 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Ardua Ad Aethera Tendo (I strive through difficulties to the sky)
Base
France
Rank
Lieutenant, RAF
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
pilot
Service Numbers
1918-07-18: Griffith was injured in SE5a, D-3503; in a forced landing in a cornfield near Fortel, after the main petrol tank was hit by anti-aircraft fire, while he was on an offensive patrol. Griffith survived to score 7 aerial victories. He also survived the Archangel Expedition to Russia in 1919 & 1920. He joined the USAF in WWII and served until 1956.


60 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Per Ardua Ad Aethera Tendo

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