Maj. Thomas C. Griffin
96 years old from Cincinnati, OH
July 10, 1916 – February 26, 2013
Maj. Thomas C. “Tom” Griffin
, a B-25 bomber navigator in the audacious Doolittle’s Raid
attack on mainland Japan during World War II, passed away on February 26. His death at age 96 leaves only four surviving Raiders. Griffin died in a veterans nursing home in northern Kentucky. He was among the 80 original volunteers for the daring April 18, 1942, mission. When they began training, they were told only it would be “extremely hazardous,” coming in the aftermath of Japan’s devastating attack on Pearl Harbor and a string of other Japanese military successes.
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