Death of Major Thomas C. Griffin

July 10, 1916 - February 26, 2013
Green Township, Ohio | Age 96

Doolittle Raider, WWII vet dies in Ohio at 96
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DAN SEWELL, The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Maj. Thomas C. "Tom" Griffin, a B-25 bomber navigator in the audacious Doolittle's Raid attack on mainland Japan during World War II, has died.

His death at age 96 leaves four surviving Raiders.

Griffin died Tuesday 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...

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