Don T. Griswold
|Don T. Griswold, Jr.|
The Distinguished Flying Cross
July 8, 1917|
|Died||June 6, 1942
near Midway Atoll
||United States Navy|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
Born in Bryan, Texas, he attended Iowa State and after graduation joined the Naval Aviation Corps. During the Battle of Midway, 6 June 1942, his Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" scout-bomber scored a hit on a Japanese ship but was hit by antiaircraft fire and plunged into the sea. Griswold's radioman-gunner, Kenneth Cecil Bunch, also died.
Ensign Griswold was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
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