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T/SGT  Leo J. GRIFFIN

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: ROG

 Leo Griffin of the Eden C. Jones crew Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: 31159848 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 07811 CR: 07811

Comments1: 29 JUL 44 MERSEBURG (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW: 

 JONES Eden C. LT P
 RIES Robert E. LT CP
 FINCHER Albert B. LT NAV
 MASON Ferrel O. LT BOM
 MORAN Frank J. SGT TTE
 GRIFFIN Leo J. S/SGT ROG
 PRINCE Harold CPL BTG
 WELLS Eugene R. SGT RWG
 EADIE James. S/SGT LWG
 CASSELL Jerry.R. SGT TG

350th Sqdn.  Arrived at Thorpe Abbotts 15 May 44

MISSIONS OF LT E.C. JONES CREW

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/11/1944 41 -137 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 MASON F.O. LT BOM 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 JONES E.C. LT P 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 GRIFFIN L.J. S/SGT ROG 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944 41 -137 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 102611 BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)
6/11/1944                   LAMBERT S.P.   LT      CP   102611   BERCK SUR MER (S.DEF)


6/19/1944 41 -142 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 WELLS E.R. S/SGT RWG 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 RIES R.E. LT CP 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 GRIGGIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 JONES L.C. LT P 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 EADIE J. T/SGT LWG 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 CASSELL J.R. T/SGT TG 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 PRINCE H. S/SGT BTG 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF
6/19/1944 41 -142 MORAN F.J. S/SGT TTE 31903 CORME ECLUSE, AF

6/25/1944 41 148 GRIFFIN L.J. S/SGT ROG 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 RIES R.E. LT CP 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 JONES E.C. LT P 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE
6/25/1944 41 148 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 37936 SOUTH OF FRANCE

6/29/1944 41 150 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 GRIFFIN L.J. S/SGT ROG 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 JONES E.C. LT P 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
6/29/1944 41 150 RIES R.E. LT CP 31074 BOHLEN (OIL REF)

7/4/1944 41 152 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 JONES E.C. LT P 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 RIES R.E. LT CP 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)
7/4/1944 41 152 GRIFFIN L.J. S/SGT ROG 31903 GIEN (RECALLED)

7/8/1944 41 156 TRUCKETT G.R. T/SGT ROG 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 RIES R.E. LT CP 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 JONES E.C. LT P 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/8/1944 41 156 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 102657 CLAMECY-JOLGYN

7/11/1944 41 157 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 JONES E.C. LT P 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/11/1944 41 157 RIES R.E. LT CP 97621 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)

7/12/1944 41 158 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 RIES R.E. LT CP 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 JONES E.C. LT P 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/12/1944 41 158 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31537 MUNICH (IND. AREA)

7/13/1944 41 159 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 RIES R.E. LT CP 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 JONES E.C. LT P 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/13/1944 41 159 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31220 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)

7/14/1944 41 160 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 RIES R.E. LT CP 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 JONES E.C. LT P 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE
7/14/1944 41 160 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31220 SOUTH OF FRANCE

7/17/1944 41 161 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 JONES E.C. LT P 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 RIES R.E. LT CP 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/17/1944 41 161 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 102958 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY

7/18/1944 41 162 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 RIES R.E. LT CP 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/18/1944 41 162 JONES E.C. LT P 3413 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT

7/19/1944 41 163 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 RIES R.E. LT CP 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 JONES E.C. LT P 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN
7/19/1944 41 163 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31903 SCHWEINFURT & DUREN

7/20/1944 41 164 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 JONES E.C. LT P 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 RIES R.E. LT CP 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 102657 MERSEBURG
7/20/1944 41 164 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 102657 MERSEBURG

7/24/1944 41 166 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 WELLS E.R. SGT RWG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 RIES R.E. LT CP 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 JONES E.C. LT P 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/24/1944 41 166 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)

7/25/1944 41 167 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 EADIE J. S/SGT LWG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 RIES R.E. LT CP 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 JONES E.C. LT P 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 41 167 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31903 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)

7/28/1944 41 168 GRIFFIN L.J. T/SGT ROG 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 CASSELL J.R. SGT TG 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 WELLS E.R. S/SGT LWG 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 MORAN F.J. SGT TTE 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 RAMER C.A. LT BOM 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 FINCHER A.B. LT NAV 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 RIES R.E. LT CP 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 JONES E.C. LT P 31903 MERSEBURG
7/28/1944 41 168 PRINCE H. CPL BTG 31903 MERSEBURG


CREW as it appears in MACR # 7811
1st  Lt  Eden C. Jones              P   KIA  29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 
2nd Lt Robert E.Ries                CP  KIA  29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 
2nd Lt Albert B.Fincher,Jr.       NAV   POW 29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission   
1st Lt Cordy A.Ramer,Jr.         BOM  POW 29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 
T/Sgt Leo J.Griffin                ROG  KIA  29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 
T/Sgt James Eadie                TTE  KIA      29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 
S/Sgt Harold J.Prince             BTG  KIA     29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 
S/Sgt Frank J. Moran,Jr.           WG   POW/WIA 29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission  
S/Sgt Jerry R.Cassell                 TG   POW   29 Jul 44 Merserburg  Mission 

Original Bombardier was 2nd Lt Ferrel O. Mason 

Above crew as it appears on MACR#7811.  Cordy Ramer was on the crew of J.S.Giles when it joined the 100th BG on 7/4/44. On 8/7/44  Sgts Fugene, Wells & Richard D.Hawkins were on this crew as gunners. Wells CPT on 12/12/44 & Hawkins KIA on 28/7/44 with crew of W..G. Stansbury    Moran says crew arrived at Thorpe Abbotts 15 May 1944 as above.  Letter from Cassell 19/11/90 says Moran was TTE not WG. Cassell letter of 21/6/91 says Cordy Ramer replaced the original BOM,Ferrel O.Mason. also that Eugene R.Wells was on crew when it came to the 100th but removed to reduce crew to nine men. 

MACR #7811,Microfiche #2858      A/C #42-31903

From MACR: "No definite information concerning the loss of this A/C is available. The leader of the squadron was forced to jettison his bombs short of the target because of flak damage. The formation broke up and all the aircraft except the leader were lost to E/A." 

German reports indicate this A/C was shot down at 1055 hours near Wuelfingerode and both Ries and Prince were interred in Graves #. 1 & #2. It contunues that two (2) unknown dead were buried in graves #3 & #4.  These presumably were, Leo J. Griffin and James Eadie.  Evidently Lt Jones died sometime later from his wounds..

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Merseburg DATE: 1944-07-29  
AIRCRAFT: "Hard Luck II" (42-31903) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

 Harold Prince and Leo Griffin of the Eden C. Jones crew KIA, 29 July 1944 Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

ID: 2030