Griffiths, Frank Cromwell

Date of death:
March 1996
Service number:
37967
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Frank Griffiths was involved in the development of Blind Landings during the war, and describes much about the systems and how they were tested in his book "Angel Visits" which is worth a read. His other book "Winged Hours" describes his tour as an SOE pilot on 138 Sqn at Tempsford, including his mission where he was shot down and his subsequent escape along the evasion lines back to the UK.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
Air Force Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"As captain of aircraft, Squadron Leader Griffiths has completed a large number of sorties. He has displayed great courage and determination and his skill as pilot has played a large part in the success achieved. His sterling qualities have proved an inspiration to the flight he commands."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing-Commander (Wing Commander)
Unit:
R.A.F.V.R. Officer Commanding 138 Squadron
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1945
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Details:
Royal decree no.27

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