Title: Curtis S. Griffin

Description: Portrait of Curtis S. Griffin, a Captain with the U. S. Army Air Corps. Griffin was born on April 11, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri. Griffin entered the Army in 1940 and he was married on August 1, 1942 to Mary Jane Kunodle. Griffin was killed in action in July 1943 when his plane was shot down over Naples, Italy. He was awarded three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart.

Date: Circa 1942

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Collection: Gold Star Mother's Legion Scrapbook (SC68)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37095

Location: SC68, p. 17

Subject: World War II

Local Subject: Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City; Griffin, Curtis S.

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10020618

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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