Tom Griffin (aviator)

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Tom Griffin (died Feb. 2013) was an American B-25 bomber navigator who survived the Doolittle Raid in 1942. Griffin attacked Tokyo along with 16 land-based bombers from an aircraft carrier, and later parachuted over China. After relocating to North Africa, he was shot down during an air raid in 1943 and spent time in a prisoner-of-war camp until he was rescued in early 1945. After the war, Griffin moved to Cincinnati, joined the Doolittle Raiders Association, and attended every reunion except the final reunion, which is scheduled in April, 2013. Griffin is survived by two sons.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Thomas Griffin Dead: Doolittle Raider Dies At 96". Huff Post. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "WWII Doolittle Raider Tom Griffin dies at 96, leaves 4 survivors from daring mission". FOX News. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Doolittle Raider WWII vet Tom Griffin dies at 96". KYPOST. Retrieved 2 March 2013.